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Intel: New bill in Congress would push for Israel to get bunker-busting bombs

The bill was announced the same day the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran is building an underground centrifuge facility at Natanz.

A pair of US lawmakers are set to introduce a bill this week that would require the Pentagon to consult with Israel and report to Congress about whether transferring bunker-busting bombs to Israel could help prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Mast (R-FL)  introduced the United States-Israel Common Defense Authorization Act “to strengthen Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region and secure both the US and Israel from the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran,” Gottheimer’s office announced Tuesday.

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