The state Department instructed the lawyers to evaluate the use of Russian air base in Iran

The lawyers of the US state Department conducts an assessment, if this action violates the UN security Council resolution that Russia’s use of air bases in Iran. This was stated by official representative of the us Department mark Toner, Reuters reports.

In addition, he stressed that further the Russian side’s use of Iranian air base “will not help” achieve a ceasefire in the country.

It became known yesterday that the bombers Tu-22M3 of the Russian space forces arrived at the base Hamadan in Iran to air strikes on militant positions in Syria. Later, the Russian defense Ministry released video of strikes on terrorists with planes stationed in Hamadan.

Then on August 16 Toner said that Russia’s use of Iranian bases may be contrary to resolution No. 2231 of the UN Security Council. The fact of using the base “regrettable, but not surprising,” he said.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the statement, Toner said that violations of resolution no. “In this case, neither the delivery nor sale or transfer of military aircraft to Iran did not happen,” — he said, adding that the supply, sale or transfer of aircraft and prohibits the state Department mentioned resolution.

Resolution no. 2231 of the UN security Council regulates implementation of nuclear deal the international community with Iran. In particular, it is a question about licensing for exports to Iran of weapons, including tanks and helicopters, as well as technologies for ballistic missiles with the approval of the Security Council.