TEHRAN TO ALLOW MOSCOW USE ITS AIRSPACE TO SUPPORT SYRIA OPS

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Tehran and Moscow have been cooperating on a number of issues related to the Syrian conflict and it is possible that Iran will allow Russia use its airspace to support the anti-terrorist operation in Syria, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said Saturday.

Russian jets used Iranian airspace several times for their anti-terrorist campaign in Syria.

“Iran and Russia cooperate in Syria not in single case, but the coordination is comprehensive, embracing different aspects; accordingly, Iran’s airspace welcomes Russian fighter jets in case they seek hitting terrorists’ targets in Syria,” Ali Shamkhani said.

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He added that, at the same time, issuing permissions to allow Russian aircraft to use Iranian airspace would require a lot of procedures and approvals made by different Iranian institutions.

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