Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Graduation Day at Military Academy

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei participating in graduation day ceremonies at Imam Hossein Military Academy. Tehran. 24 May 2010

Photos: Khamenei.ir/Fars News Agency


Mark Pyruz said...

The elite IRGC unit in the second photo is interesting. The guardsmen wear an Iranian BDU variant of the desert variant of MARPAT, their own variant of the Army Combat Boot, and even go so far as carrying Iranian knockoff versions of the M16 assault rifle (Norinco CQ), referred to locally as the S-5.56.

Anonymous said...

Why is Khamenei shaking with his left hand? And seemingly holding his right arm delicately in the second picture, though that could be misleading.

I read long ago that Arabs considered the shaking of the left hand as an insult. Is there any such cultural taboo among Persians?

Is the nonuse of Khamenei's right hand a recent or long-standing condition?

Anonymous said...

believe it or not this forces will be shake up intire middle east and will break usa if start war againest iran they could break iranian army but will not to break this powerfull forces.

Anonymous said...

Khamenei's right hand is paralyzed due to a terrorist attack in 1981 with aim to assassinate him.