(London Daily Mail) - Iran showed off missiles, tanks and marching troops in a display of force following a record $38 billion arms deal between the US and Israel.
The Islamic republic used the 36th anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war to parade arms including 16 ballistic missiles through Tehran.
A new missile with multiple warheads, called Zolfaghar, was also on show with a threat directed at Iran's arch-rival Israel written on the side of the truck transporting it.
'If the leaders of the Zionist regime make one false move, the Islamic republic will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa,' it said, referring to two Israeli cities.
S-300 missiles delivered by Moscow this year were also on show in the capital. Other military parades were held elsewhere in the country.
In the southern port city of Bandar Abbas 500 boats, submarines, fighter jets and helicopters gathered for a massed display of force.
In Tehran, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, declared Iran wanted peace.
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war for the show of force through the country's, Tehran.