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Russia says not seeking military base in Iran

Russia says not seeking military base in Iran

Iranian officials earlier criticised Russia for making public the use of an Iranian airbase to attack targets in Syria, and accused Moscow of super-power posturing. The incident caused embarrassment to the government of president Rohani and threatened to spoil agreements that he had reached with President Putin of Russia when they met in Baku earlier this month.