Head-turner at military parade

A Turkmen Basij militiaman at an annual military parade in Teheran yesterday marking the 35th anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday Iran's armed forces are the best defence against
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A Turkmen Basij militiaman at an annual military parade in Teheran yesterday marking the 35th anniversary of the start of Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday Iran's armed forces are the best defence against terror in the Middle East, and urged regional countries not to rely on world powers.

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