(JNS.org) Iran threatened Israel during a military parade of its latest missile and naval technology on Wednesday.
The parade, shown on state television, commemorated the 1980 Iraqi invasion.
One banner on a military truck read, "If the leaders of the Zionist regime make a mistake then the Islamic Republic will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust.” Another banner on a missile read in Hebrew, “Israel should be wiped off the Earth,” according to the Iranian state news agency, Fars News.
Long-range missiles, tanks and the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system supplied by Russia, were on display. The navy also showed off 500 vessels and sea-based weapon systems in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas.
Iranian Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, during the parade, criticized America’s recent landmark $38 billion military aid deal with Israel.
“The criminal (U.S.) move to sign an agreement to present a supportive military package to the Zionist regime is a desperate attempt to protect the security vacuum of the regime and makes us more determined to increase our military power," Bagheri said.