If Russia decides to continue its anti-terror operation in Syria, it will need jump-up bases for short-term stays, fueling or repairs. For this purpose, it may use aerodromes in Iran and Iraq as well as its 102nd military base in Armenia, says Sergey Minasyan, military expert, Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute.
VERELQ quotes Minasyan as saying that today Russia and Iran are in a situational military-political alliance.
“In this light we should not forget that Russia has decided to supply Iran with modified S-300 air defense systems. This proves that the countries have similar military-political policies in the Middle East and the South Caucasus,” Minasyan says.