Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director.

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Director.

August 16, 2016

The head of Iran’s National Security Council said on Tuesday that Tehran and Moscow are sharing facilities to fight against terrorism, after Russia confirmed that its long-range bombers based in Iran had struck targets inside Syria.

“Iranian-Russian cooperation in the fight against terrorism in Syria is a strategic one and we share our potential and facilities in this field,” Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.

Russia has deployed Tupolev-22 bombers at an air base near the Iranian city of Hamadan to carry out air strikes against militants in Syria.

Reuters

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