Iran proudly displayed parts of its recently acquired Russian S-300 air defense system Sunday in a military parade celebrating Army Day, Fars news agency reported. The missiles themselves were absent from the display. Every year, Iran’s armed forces hold parades across the country to mark Army Day.

In a ceremony in Tehran, broadcast live on state television, trucks carrying the missiles drove past a podium where Rouhani and military commanders were standing. Soldiers also marched passed the podium and fighter jets and bombers took part in an air display. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the opportunity to make clear that his country’s armed forces were no threat to neighboring countries. FULL REPORT