Iran unveils new weapons, threatens to obliterate Tel Aviv and Haifa
Iran held large-scale military parades in Tehran and the port city of Bandar Abbas on Wednesday to mark the 36th anniversary of the start of the country's war with Iraq. The parades displayed new weapons systems including Russian S-300 antiaircraft missiles and hundreds of planes, helicopters, ballistic missiles and other weapons made in Iran. The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said during the parade in Bandar Abbas that the US should remove its naval forces from the Persian Gulf. Some of the trucks used in the parades bore signs with threats against Israel including one saying "If the Zionist leaders act rashly, we will turn Tel Aviv and Haifa to dust."