Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi , the representative of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Islamic Republic's Qods Force, said this week that Iran needed just "24 hours and an excuse" to destroy Israel.

In his first public interview for a year, reported in the Persian-language Jahan News, which is close to the regime, Shirazi said if Israel attacked Iran the Islamic Republic would be able to turn the war in to a war of attrition which would lead to Israel's destruction.

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