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Israel v Iran - Is escalation inevitable?

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President Biden has stated US support for Israel is 'ironclad' after reports an Iranian attack is imminent. Iran had promised to retaliate after Israel killed a top Iranian commander in Damascus, Syria, earlier this month. 

It has led to fears the Israel-Gaza war could escalate to a wider Middle East conflict. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu did nothing to allay concerns when he said his forces were preparing for scenarios in other areas. 
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson speaks to our Middle East correspondent Ali Bunkall about how ready Israel is for any attacks by Iran and what its next moves might be. 

Plus, retired Air Vice-Marshal Sean Bell, who is a military analyst, details Iran's military capabilities and what form an attack by Tehran might take. 

Producers: Soila Apparicio, Emma Rae Woodhouse 
Interviews producer: Melissa Tutesigensi-Charles 
Promotions producer: Jada-Kai Meosa John, Iona Brunker
Editor: Wendy Parker