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Intel chairman: 'No doubt in my mind' Israel considering US election when weighing Iran strike

TAMPA, Fla. — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) on Tuesday said he believes the Israeli government is likely to wait until after the U.S. election to take military action against Iran.

There was “no doubt in my mind,” Rogers said, that the U.S. election cycle was part of the Israelis’ calculations after a recent trip where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials.

The government of Iran says it is seeking to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, but the claim is met with deep skepticism by the United States and other members of the international community.

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