Wall Street Journal: Russian Raids on Syria From Iranian Air Base Finished, Tehran Says
Critical comments by Iran’s defense minister suggest strains in military alliance.
A military alliance between Tehran and Moscow showed signs of strain as newly launched Russian bombing missions to Syria from an Iranian air base came to a quick end and Iran’s defense minister accused Russia of “showing off.”
Russia and Iran had been fostering closer ties centered around their mutual interests in Syria, where both back President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled government. The cooperation reached a new level a week ago, when Russia announced it was using an air base in western Iran for bombing missions to Syria in support of the Assad regime’s forces.
The deployment to the airfield in Hamedan was the first time since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that Iran has allowed a foreign power to use one of its military bases.
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