memri

October 24, 2007
Clip No.
1587

Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei Inspect Military Foot-Drills Showing Sword Ripping through a US Flag Decorated with a Swastika and a Star of David

Following are excerpts from an Iranian military drill, inspected by Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei, which aired on Channel 2, Iranian TV, on October 24, 2007.

Soldiers: Khamenei, we are all your soldiers.

Khamenei, at your command.

Khamenei, we are all your soldiers.

Khamenei, at your command.

Military formation forms the words: "National unity."

Commander: Platoon, attention!

Platoon, at ease!

Announcer: The army of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the contemporary Zulfiqar – the sword of Ali.

It echoes the people of the generation of steel who respond to the call.

It is as sharp as Zulfiqar.

It is as eternal as Ashura.

The faces of these warriors are radiant with love of the revolution.

Together with such mythical heroes, once again we can chant epic poems about the aspirations, and relive the memory of those eight years of identity and bravery.

We shout the glory of the name of Iran on the summit of fame and dignity.

Our proud Iran is proud of you – its brave children.