Why would God choose to pardon Ninevah after they repented during Jonah's time if he knew they would later attack Israel?

Nineveh was not destroyed instead led to repentance. It is clear that God accepts repentance. But Nineveh later was among the nations that attacked Israel.

Is there any historical reason--a-Biblical too--for preserving Nineveh that time? 

Appreciate any Biblical reference to that, if any.

Jonah 1:1 - 17

ESV - 1 Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying. 2 "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me."

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