Watch: Iran holds annual Army Day parade

The parade was held at the country's late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini's mausoleum and was attended by President Hassan Rouhani as he reviewed the armed forces.

By REUTERS
April 18, 2015 20:24

Iran celebrate Army Day

Iran celebrate Army Day

The Iranian Army held its annual parade on Saturday to mark the Army Day in capital Tehran on Saturday.

The parade was held at the country's late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini's mausoleum and was attended by President Hassan Rouhani as he reviewed the armed forces.

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The ceremony started with a procession of veterans fought in the Iran-Iraq War.

Many new domestic weapons were unveiled during the ceremony including the Bavar 373 air defense missile system.

The system had received much attention as it was called by the Iranian media as equivalent to Russia's S300 missile system.

In his speech before the ceremony, Rouhani lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its military move amidst the Yemeni crisis, accusing it of killing innocent children and sowing hatred in the crisis-stricken area.


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