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Barack Obama has told reporters "as far as I can tell, there was nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress in which the Israeli Prime Minister slammed the US-led nuclear talks with Iran.
"The prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives," the US President said, urging Congress to wait to evaluate a nuclear deal with Iran until an agreement is finalised. Obama said that he would only agree to a deal that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has expressed her extreme dismay over the comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the US Congress.
In a statement released online, she said:
As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Senators will clearly annoy the White House, ITV News Washington Correspondent reports.
White House will be watching with fury as key ally rips into US tactics. Bibi : The deal would not block a bomb, it would pave the way.
25 standing ovations later, what is the Bibi strategy? He has driven a stake through US policy. But what is the alternative? Bomb Iran?
Bibi gets applause for "better to have no deal." But the likeliest alternative is an attack on Iran. Would Senators applaud that idea?
Israel's Netanyahu has used his speech at the US Congress to attack the proposed nuclear deal with Iran - the deal engineered and led by the Obama administration and its allies, and still being carefully negotiated.
Netanyahu said the deal would guarantee Iran would eventually get nuclear weapons, and would not be forced to destroy any of its facilities.
"This is a bad deal, a very bad deal. We would be better off without it."