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Netanyahu to use Congress’ bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

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WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with Iran.

Netanyahu, who says he is privy to emerging details of a deal, is expected to lay out specific concerns in Tuesday’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress.

The speech comes just two weeks before Netanyahu vies for re-election. His appearance is aggravating strained relations between Israel and the Obama administration, and comes as negotiators are rushing to reach a nuclear agreement by the end of the month.

As many as 40 members of the House and more than a handful of senators are expected to skip the speech.

 

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2 comments

  • Sandra Meland

    Any senator or congressperson that misses this historic speech from one of our United States allies because Obama is pouting now that his poorly thought out “negotiations” are under scrutiny should be ashamed as a human being and voted out of a job that they have no respect for. Netanyahu is a smart, brave, leader.