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Iran: US intelligence chief visits Israel

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) of the United States, James Clapper, will visit Israel next week to discuss the Iranian issue, amid rumors about a possible Israeli attack against Tehran’s nuclear facilities.

“We exchange information with Israel. Next week I will be meeting with Mossad to examine in detail all these issues (security in the region, ed),” said M.Clapper Thursday before U.S. senators , without giving further details.

The media reported earlier that the Jewish state was preparing to strike Iran this summer, Washington had repeatedly denied the report. On the other hand, the Undersecretary of State Michael Hammer said recently that the U.S. does not exclude any possibility of response to the Iranian nuclear threat, while continuing to rely on a diplomatic settlement of the problem.

Mossad chief, Tamir Pardo, went in early United States to discuss the concern of Israel against the Iranian nuclear program and Washington’s reaction to sound in case of pre-emptive strike against the Islamic Republic.

Several Western countries, the United States in mind, suspect Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons under cover of a program run, according Tehran, civilian purposes. The Security Council of the UN has adopted several resolutions sanctioning Iran for its refusal to establish a moratorium on uranium enrichment.

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