Russian Use of Iranian Airbase Comes to an Abrupt End

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Last week, the world learned of the unprecedented revelation that Russia was using Iran’s Hamadan military base to launch strikes into Syria. This week, that operation has already come to an end. Tehran announced Russia had stopped using its base. Moscow said it had completed its operation anyway.

But it all came amidst somewhat of an outcry from Iranian lawmakers, claiming the Russian strikes breached the country’s constitution, which forbids a “foreign military base in Iran.” That was quickly dismissed by other Iranian officials, including the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi, who said “Russia has neither any base, nor has it been stationed in Iran” and that the strikes were “a temporary job.”

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