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The Obama administration on Wednesday posted a message on Twitter to promote the deal framework with Iran on nuclear development — and also appears to be ridiculing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition to the deal and longstanding hawkishness against Iran.

“Worth sharing: Here’s how the #IranDeal would shut down Iran’s pathway to a nuclear weapon,” the tweet says, along with a cartoon-style bomb drawing in which a red line at “90%” is shown being directed downward to a blue line with “0%.”

The tweet is an obvious takeoff on Netanyahu’s infamous 2012 address to the United Nations, in which he held up a visual aid of a cartoon-style bomb in order to illustrate Iran’s alleged progress toward building a nuclear weapon. He drew a red line at the “90%” point, to claim that Iran was almost at the goal.

Also notably, leaked documents that have come out since that speech have suggested that Israel’s own intelligence service had a sharply different view of whether Iran had successfully reached those same necessary benchmarks.

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants her Democrats to push through trillions of dollars worth of investments in infrastructure and social service programs before a self-imposed deadline of September 30, 2021

Washington (AFP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence a massive infrastructure bill will pass this week but acknowledged it would not get a Monday vote as planned, with fellow Democrats warning critical work remains to meet the party's deadlines.

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