The Straits Times
Published on Sep 22, 2012

Israel war on Iran 'will eventually happen': Guards chief


TEHERAN (AFP) - An Israeli war on Iran "will eventually happen" but the Jewish state will be destroyed as a result, the head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, according to reports.

"War will happen but it is not certain where and when," General Mohammad Ali Jafari said, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) and Fars news agencies.

"The shameful and cancerous tumour that is Israel is seeking war against us, but it is not known when that war will happen. They now consider war as the only way to confront us, but they are so stupid that their (United States) masters should stop them," he said.

"If they begin (aggression), it will spell their destruction and will be the end of the story," he said.