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House Intelligence Committee Chairman: Extension of nuke talks allows Iran to funnel more help to radical groups
- Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014
By Iran News Update Staff
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., warned in Sunday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran, which freed up $2.8 billion in frozen oil export revenues for Tehran, means that more money will be funneled to militants in the Gaza strip even as the U.S. works to conclude a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
Rogers, who was interviewed by Bob Schieffer on CBS' "Face the Nation", said Gaza conflict is "intertwined" with Iran nuclear talks and Iranian funds help supply Hamas with weapons.
"That's what's so frustrating with the administration," he said "All of this works together. You can't just pick and choose one particular region; it has to work in concert. So when you free up $2.8 billion for Iran, when they're already cash strapped because of sanctions, that means they can continue to do bad activities in the Gaza Strip, including we believe at least missile components."
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