The deal between Russia and Iran on the use of the Hamadan airbase to conduct strikes in Syria is part of a larger strategic cooperation plan between the two countries, the private intelligence firm Soufan Group said in a report on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that it had deployed Tu-22M3 bombers and Su-34 strike fighters in Iran and these aircraft have already been used to carried out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria.
“The West now faces Russian-Iranian cooperation on the highest level seen in the last four decades,” the report stated.
“The impact of the Russian use of Hamadan airbase on the war in Syria depends on how frequent and sustained such use will be,” the report added.
The Soufan Group argued that the agreement with Tehran has allowed Russia to further solidify its role in the region.