Iran Basij (Militia) Force today staged what it reported to be a 50,000-strong military parade in Tehran in front of the former US Embassy compound. Iran’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi told basijis that the country would respond to any foreign threat with full force. He added that if the US and Israel want to attack Iran, they should be prepared to “pay the price.” [ISNA, 25 November].
Photos: Bajij Force military parade. Tehran, 25 November 2011. ISNA, Fars New Agency