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A military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday accused Israel of killing a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist to try to provoke a war.

“In the last days of the political life of their … ally (U.S. President Donald Trump), the Zionists (Israel) seek to intensify pressure on Iran and create a full-blown war,” commander Hossein Dehghan tweeted.

Israel and the U.S. Pentagon both earlier declined to comment on reports of the attack.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey