Iran: US air base being built near Iranian border

I guess this means they won’t be leaving any time soon.

Tehran, 25 August (AKI) – The United States has reportedly begun constructing a new military base in Iraq’s Kurdistan region not far from the Iranian border.

According to the state-owned Press TV, the Kurdistan Regional Government has allocated 700 hectares of land near Iran’s border for the construction of a large US-financed airport.

The airport is to be built in a town called Halabja situated about 11 kilometres from the Iranian border in the northern Iraqi province of Sulaimaniyah, the Press TV website said on Monday.

The site said there was speculation that the US wanted to establish an airbase close to the Iranian border for its forces.

Iraqi Political Analyst Masud Abdulkhaliq says the construction of a civilian airport near the border raises many doubts, because of its size and location.

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