Iranians hold annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missile

People attending the rallies also wrote anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans on the body of the missiles and took selfies with the missiles, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

In 2015, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that after 25 years - by 2040 - there will no longer be a State of Israel.

This year's commemoration coincides with an escalating power struggle for influence in the region between Iran and Saudi Arabia, together with its Gulf neighbours.

Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State group mingled with the traditional cries of "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on Friday.

"Daesh (IS), America and Israel are all the same".

On Sunday, Iran fired six 750-kilometre (470-mile) range missiles at an IS base in eastern Syria, days after the militant group claimed twin bombing and shooting attacks in Tehran that left 17 people dead.

Across the Muslim world, thousands rally against Israel on the last day of Ramadan marking the International Quds (Jerusalem) Day: Iranians march through Tehran chanting "Death to Israel" and "Death to America", while hundreds of members and supporters of Hezbollah stood at the border fence between Israel and Lebanon with the terror organization's and Palestinian flags, holding signs that read, "We are coming." .

"The displacement of millions of Muslims by the Zionist regime is unprecedented in the history of all terrorist groups", he said.

One video showed Rouhani's security guards rushing him into his auto while others prevented protesters from approaching.

In addition to Zolfaqar, capable of reaching the targets at 700 km distance, the IRGC's Qadr missiles were also erected on trucks in the streets.

Other videos showed First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri and outspoken MP Ali Motahari being heckled by angry protesters.

Rouhani told reporters on Friday that Al-Quds Day is an worldwide event and its message to the world is "detestation of the occupying regime (of Israel) and support for the great nation of Palestine", official IRNA news agency reported.

Noting that the world hegemony has been helping the Zionists to continue Palestine occupation, he added, "Today, Muslim countries are shouting at the world hegemony with convergence while their pawns in the region are trying to put out the light of this convergence".

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