Senior Iranian official confirms ”certain death” of Israel
The assassination of a top commander of Hizbullah has hastened the "certain death" of Israel, the top military adviser to Iran's supreme leader said on Thursday. General Yahya Rahim Safavi said the murder of Imad Mughnieh in a Damascus car bombing last week had enraged thousands of young members of Hizbullah.
"With this anger, the certain death of the Zionist regime had been brought forward," he said, according to the state-run IRNA news agency. Safavi, who served for a decade as the top commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, accused Israel of carrying out the attack that killed Mughnieh but also said that "security terrorists" from the United States and "one Arab nation" had cooperated.
Earlier this week, the current head of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, weighed in with a prediction that Hizbullah would destroy the Jewish state.