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.…