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‘Elections, Not Iran’: Israeli PM Accused Of Vote-Scoring, Risking US Ties At Congress Speech – 9 February 2015

RT logoIsraeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to deliver an Iran-blasting speech before US legislators despite sparking partisan rivalry in America. Critics accuse him of rising ties with the USA to score more votes at an upcoming election.

Netanyahu was invited to speak before the US Congress on March 3 by Republican House Speaker John Boehner in a move that sparked outrage in the Democrat camp. Boehner didn’t consult with White House before inviting the foreign leader, who intends to argue against a US deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear program. The Democrats view it as breach of protocol and an attempt to sideline the Obama Administration, which learned of the upcoming speech shortly before its public announcement.

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