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Russian lawmakers ready to ratify air group deployment in Iran

Russian upper house lawmakers are ready to ratify an agreement with Iran to deploy the Russian Aerospace Forces’ grouping at the Hamadan airbase, a Russian senator on the security committee said Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s Ministry of Defense confirmed earlier in the day its Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft took off from the Hamadan airfield to conduct airstrikes against terrorist groups in Syria.

“Similar to the ratification of the agreement with Syria on the deployment of our air group, ratification with Iran may be required. The Federation Council I think is ready to make this decision,” Sen. Viktor Ozerov told RIA Novosti.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted for ratification by the lower housean agreement with Syria on the deployment of Russia’s air grouping in the Arab republic.

By Sputnik News