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Top Iranian Military Commander Predicts War With Israel

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari (file photo)
Iran's top military commander has predicted tensions with Israel will eventually lead to war.

Iran's ISNA news agency quoted the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad-Ali Jafari, as saying that "the constant threats by the Zionists [Israel] proves the regime's serious enmity with Iran, which will eventually lead to a physical confrontation."

He added, "An attack would however be simultaneously their annihilation."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned of the possibility of a preemptive Israeli strike against Iran's disputed nuclear program, which it believes is aimed at giving the Islamic state a nuclear weapon.

Tehran says its nuclear program is for civilian ends.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP