Very curious. They even have the UN flag up, but its clearly not actually the UN. Makes me wonder why they have vehicles painted like this. Has Hezbollah ever tried to impersonate UNFIL personel?
Honestly, this just doesn't strike me as the most likely explanation.
Sure, it could happen, but it means that the battle strategy involves getting a UN peacekeeping mission deployed to Iran and then using this force as a cover for attacks on whoever the enemy is. It just seems overly convoluted IMO. And anyways, why would they publicly display it if their entire strategy was to decieve?
Now, most everything we seen in this parade every year that is beyond your basic tank from the geographically local units are put on parade for a very specific political purpose. For instance, earlier this year we saw the "IR-300" long range SAM as well as mock-ups/prototypes of the stealth attack drones. There is no way that this move is NOT a political signal from Iran, whatever signal that might be.
Good pictures, interesting to see the slat armour on the T 72
...combined with ERA of all things. We saw this T-72 way back in 2004 during a tour given to some naval officer i cant remember, but we never heard about it again, not even a rumor. Needless to say it was a surprise when it popped up today.