Iran says Russia to stop using its air base for strikes in Syria

August 22, 2016 9:25 AM

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Russia will stop using a base in Iran for airstrikes targeting militants in Syria for the time being, Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday.

The move came after Iran's defense minister criticized Russia earlier in the day and said its announcement last week that it used the Hamadan air base for strikes on the Islamic State group was "kind of show-off and ungentlemanly."

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