Russia launched a second day of airstrikes Wednesday against Syrian militants from an Iranian air base, rejecting US suggestions its cooperation with Tehran might violate a UN resolution as illogical and factually incorrect.
Iran confirmed on Wednesday that Russia was using its territory for the airstrikes
Russia first announced the strikes on Tuesday from near the Iranian city of Hamedan, 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran. On Wednesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said another wave of warplanes had departed from Iran, striking targets in eastern Syria.
According to the head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi the Russians were using Iran’s Shahid Nojeh air base some 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Hamedan, a secluded base where Russian warplanes were detected landing late last year.