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A senior Iranian commander has told Iranian state run television that a strike by Israel on Iran could trigger World War III. Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh who is responsible for the Iranian Republican Guard’s aerospace division told state-run television that an Israeli attack would provide Iran with an excuse to destroy Israel and establish a Palestinian homeland. As with previous commentary from Iranian military personnel, he indicated that they would also attack U.S. bases in the region should Israel attack them first. Indicating that Iran or Israel and the U.S. would not be fighting a war alone with Iran, he indicated that other interested countries would take sides, leading to a wider conflict. He also boasted that Iran would break the back of Israel in a military exchange in a day. “If the Zionists really do strike Iran, it would provide a historic opportunity for the Islamic Revolution to wipe them off the face of the earth.” Iran would then “reclaim the lands occupied by Israel for the Palestinians.””Our enemy will begin the war, but we will be the ones to end it,” he stated.