Obama’s pen-pal who he’s got a date with at the General Assembly. Would love to be a “fly on the wall” of Bibi’s office.
Iran held a large-scale military demonstration over the weekend, parading ballistic missiles and other weapons that were painted with the slogans, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” according to regional reports.
The military parade was viewed as a show of force to Western nations ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani’s appearance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
However, Rowhani adopted a harder line over the weekend when he appeared at the demonstration to help rally the country with anti-Israel and anti-U.S. rhetoric.
“Today too, the armed forces of the Islamic Republic and its leadership will never launch any aggressive action in the region,” Rowhani was quoted as saying by Israel’s Arutz Sheva. “But they will always resist aggressors determinedly until victory.”
Iran’s military will act as a “factor of stability and peace in the region,” according to Rowhani.
“Down with U.S.A.” could be seen painted across the side of a military truck that drove down Iranian streets displaying Tehran’s latest missiles.
Another missile-toting truck was equipped with a sign that read, “Death to Israel,” and featured a picture of an Israeli flag engulfed in flames.
The military parade was held to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war. Rowhani praised the country’s military achievements during a speech to mark the occasion, according to China’s state-run Xinhua.