The situation around the use of Iranian Hamadan airbase by Russian warplanes has been misinterpreted; Iran and Russia continue close cooperation in fight against terrorists in Syria, Iranian ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said Tuesday.
"There are split opinions in every society…What happened, I think, were largely misinterpreted," Sanaei said in an interview with Sputnik.
"Iran-Russia cooperation on actions in the Middle East continues, and we don't have a serious conflict here," Sanaei stressed.
On August 16, Russia used Iran’s Hamadan base amid anti-terror operations in Syria to carry out airstrikes against Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorists. On August 18, the Russian planes left Iran.
However, the announcement by the Russian Defense Ministry of the use of Iranian airbase to carry out strikes on a third country fuels an apparent controversy between Moscow and Tehran.