The Latest: Russia to stop Syria strikes from Iran base

August 22, 2016 9:11 AM

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Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says Russia will stop using an Iranian air base for airstrikes in Syria for the time being.

Bahram Ghasemi told reporters on Monday in Tehran that the Russian airstrikes on militants in Syria were "temporary, based on a Russian request."

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