Why West is Against Russia's Use of Iran's Airbase to Crush Terrorists in Syria
Russian military jets, deployed in Iran, have conducted new airstrikes in northeastern Syria. The bombardments have destroyed two command centers and two training camps. Radio Sputnik asked Dr. Tim Anderson, political activist and writer, why the West criticized Moscow's decision to use Iran's airbase for its missions in Syria.
17 August, 2016
“Russia entered this conflict very carefully with the same objectives as the US but it is the interpretation that differs. The US has maintained that it is supporting moderate rebels who are at the same time against the extremists and also against the Syrian government. Now that is a fallacy which Russians, Syrians, Iraqis and Iranians understand but the US has got itself trapped in this double speak,” Anderson said.
Talking about Russia’s use of the Iranian Hamadan airbase, the analyst said that the talks between both the countries on mutual collaboration have been ongoing and it comes as no surprise.