July 26, 2012
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said he believes Iran was behind the recent attack in Bulgaria that killed five Israeli tourists.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), who gets to see detailed intelligence information, told The Hill, “I believe there were certainly elements of Hezbollah [involved] and I believe it was under the direction of their masters in Iran.”
Rogers’s remarks are significant for several reasons. He is the highest-ranking U.S. official to blame Iran, and his comments go further than what the Obama administration has said publicly.
They are also consistent with statements from Israel — a fact that could put more pressure on the Obama administration to admonish Iran for its alleged role in the plot.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:08 am