Via – Daily Star

An Israeli general has warned the “level of war” is approaching with Iran as tensions rage in the Middle East.

Brigadier General Dror Shalom issued the dire assessment of the situation as the war of words rages between the US, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

He also warned Islamic Republic is also capable of attacking them with cruise missiles.

General Shalom said it is “only a matter of time” until the Iranians try to strike at Israel.

Iran is known to have proxy forces throughout the Middle East aimed at destabilising the region to assert the regime’s power.

Tensions have exploded after the Iranians are accused of launching missiles and using drones to attack oil facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Tehran denies any involvement, but the US have told them they are “locked and loaded” despite insisting he doesn’t want another Gulf War.

General Shalom singled out Major General Qassem Soleimani as the mastermind of the assault on Saudi Arabia – and a potential attack on Israel.

Soleimani is the commander of the so-called Quds Force, who manage the Iranian “proxies” across the Middle East.

“In the end, when he [Soleimani] takes a hit to the nose, he wants to hit back, and he has taken some blows recently,” the general said.

“So my working assumption is that it’s only a matter of time until he tries.”

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