Iran and Russia are sharing a base in war-torn Syria to help coordinate their support for the Syrian government in the battle against Takfiri terrorists, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday.
The official, however, also criticized a UN Security Council resolution which passed on Monday on the Syrian city of Aleppo.
“We have a shared base in Syria where Iran, with Russia’s help, does advisory work to help the Syrian army and the resistance forces,” Shamkhani was quoted by Tasnim news agency.
He said Russia and Iran worked closely together “to design the military aspect of the fight against terrorism” and also coordinated on “the use of Iran’s air space”.
Shamkhani criticized the UN resolution passed to deploy observers to Aleppo, saying it would allow the “intelligence and military elements of countries that support terrorism” into the devastated city.
“No role has been devised for the legitimate government of Syria, and instead of giving priority to the aid to people under siege by terrorists in Syria, only the safe evacuation of armed forces from Aleppo has been considered,” he said.
The foreign and defense ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran were meeting in Moscow on Tuesday for key talks on the conflict in Syria.