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Russia asked Iran for using the Iranian military base in Noyeh for refueling its aircraft


Russia yesterday asked Iran to provide access to the Iranian military base of Nojeh (Noyeh Military Air Base) in northwestern Iran.
It is assumed that the air base will be used as a permeable airfield on the way to Syria, where Russian need to transport military materials with plans that will be refueled.

Syrian sources say that we are talking about several fighters and 4 air tankers IL-78.

The base in Noyeh was already used by the Russian Civil Aviation Committee – in April of this year it was reported that Russian long-distance bombers flying to bombard positions of militants in Eastern Syria stayed at it.

In 2015, the airbase located in the Hamadan area already had high activity by the Russian Federation Air Force, but plans for the constant use of this base were laid in cloth in 2016, as Iran expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that these plans seeped into the press and at the end of 2016 it was announced, that the use of the airfield was suspended, because of this database.

It is not ruled out that it was decided to return to this issue within the framework of developing cooperation with Iran.

From the side of the Russian Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, no formal comments have been received so far.

It can not be ruled out that the leakage of this information to the press could be aimed at disrupting this agreement, since Iran is sensitive enough for this kind of leaks into the press of elements with closed agreements.