"Indeed, in Paragraph 5 of Annex B of the resolution, it is stated that if the supply of military equipment, including combat aircraft, is carried out to, and I quote, 'Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran,’ that would require a prior approval of the Security Council. But let me ask, what does it have to do with Russian long-range bombers using the base on the Iranian territory to carry out airstrikes against Daesh and al-Nusra [outlawed in Russia] in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib?" Kosachev said on Facebook.
According to Kosachev, Russia, unlike the United States, never violates its commitments to the United Nations.
On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed its Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft had taken off from the Hamadan airfield in Iran to carry out airstrikes against terrorists in Syria.
Following the statement, US Secretary of State John Kerry raised concerns with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov over Moscow’s use of the airbase.