Days before Israeli PM Netanyahu is to address the U.S. Congress, a top Iranian general says his country’s military goals still include Israel’s complete destruction.
Jafari was responding to last week’s assassination of another Iranian general, Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, who was killed when Israel targeted Hezbollah field commander Jihad Mughniyeh near the border of the Golan Heights.
Iran has long supported, facilitated and directed Hezbollah terrorism against Israel.
Jafari’s remarks also come days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was scheduled to make a controversial appearance before the US Congress in an effort to convince Washington to impose stricter sanctions on Iran.
Israel remains convinced that Iran is seeking to attain nuclear weapons, and that those weapons would be aimed at the Jewish state.
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