An Iranian anti-US propaganda film has threatened “I will break your legs into pieces” while depicting a group of young Iranian men taking revenge against American forces.
The video – called ‘Steadfastness 2’ – was produced by an office of the country’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, according to the Middle East Media Research Center (MEMRI).
The two-and-a-half minute video also shows an image of a burning American flag and is the latest in a long line of anti-US messages produced by Iran.
The video begins with a group of Iranian boys playing soccer on a beach before a plane is shot down by American boats.
The Iranian men, carrying their national flag, then advance towards the ships under gunfire.
As the men strike the shore with their flag, it causes tidal waves to roll over and sink the American ships.
The video appears to be based on Iran Air Flight 655, which was accidentally targeted and destroyed by US forces in 1988, killing all 290 people on board.
A caption in the film states: “If you step over me, I will break your legs into pieces”.
During a naval exercise in February last year, Iranian boats destroyed a replica of an American aircraft carrier.
Iranian state television showed the footage with the quote: “If the Americans are ready to be buried at the bottom of the waters of the Persian Gulf – so be it.”