Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Obama: Netanyahu Offered No ‘Viable Alternative’ To Iran Talks

Washington (AFP) – U.S. President Barack Obama said there was “nothing new” in Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech to Congress Tuesday, insisting the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than negotiations.

Netanyahu “did not offer any viable alternatives,” Obama said speaking from the Oval Office.

Netanyahu earlier, before an impassioned joint meeting of Congress, pilloried talks with Iran, which if successful would be a key plank of Obama’s foreign policy legacy.

Receiving a warm welcome from Obama’s Republican foes, Netanyahu insisted the deal “doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb. It paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

Obama has refused to meet Netanyahu during his visit to the U.S.…

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Netanyahu: Planned Deal Frees Iran To Build Nuclear Arms

Washington (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that a deal being negotiated between world powers and Iran would leave Tehran free to develop nuclear weapons.

In an impassioned address to the U.S. Congress, conducted even as Secretary of State John Kerry was in talks in Switzerland with his Iranian counterpart, Netanyahu branded Iran a global threat.

“That deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons,” he said, placing himself in stark opposition to U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy of containing Iranian ambitions through a diplomatic accord.

“It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them,” he said.…

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WATCH LIVE: Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Congress

At 11am, EST, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver his controversial, highly anticipated address to a joint session of Congress.

Live video of Netanyahu’s speech will be available below, via the office of House Speaker John Boehner.

Photo: Talk Radio News Service via Flickr

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