Iranian Military Parade Rife with Banners Calling for Death to America, Israel

In a show of support for Tehran’s caliphatist regime, thousands of Iranians took to the streets this weekend and expressed their hatred for the United States and Israel.

In celebration of Rouz-e Artesh, which commemorates the founding of the Islamic Republic’s army, military apparatuses rolled through the parade displaying banners that read, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” An Iranian television announcer said during the proceedings, “If Israel makes a mistake, those in Tel Aviv and Haifa will not sleep at night, not one person.”

“Islamic nations must not be deceived by the smiles of western countries, as [has] been expressed by the leader of the Islamic revolution and commander and chief of the armed forces (Ayatollah Khamenei),” added the TV presenter.

Iran’s state-controlled Press TV reported that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was in attendance at the military gathering. “Our method of action is defense and not offense,” said Rouhani, as the incendiary messages displayed on the military vehicles rolled through the parade.

Rouhani said of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, “You planted the seeds of hatred in this region and you will see the response sooner or later.”

Iran has sided with the country’s Shiite Houthi militants in opposition to a U.S.-backed and Saudi-led nine-country coalition that is attempting to reestablish the internationally recognized government in Yemen.

The Iranian military showed off a homemade version of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft surface-to-air missile systems, known as the Bavar 373, The Times of Israel reports. The Bavar system became fully operational in late August, the Iranian government has claimed.

Separately, the Iranian Supreme Leader took to Twitter over the weekend and ranted about the U.S-Israel relationship:

Another tweet said:


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