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Israel's Netanyahu opposes Iran nuclear deal in speech to Congress




Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting September 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. He sounded a similar alarm in a speech to a joint session of U.S. Congress today.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting September 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. He sounded a similar alarm in a speech to a joint session of U.S. Congress today.
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly criticized a potential deal on Iran's nuclear program in a rare address to a joint session of US Congress this morning.

He's opposed to a deal with Iran, supported by the Obama administration, that would restrict Iran's nuclear program, saying it doesn't go far enough.

His high-profile speech comes less than two weeks from a contentious election in Israel, in which Netanyahu's own political future hangs in the balance.

And that's drawn criticism from some US lawmakers and the Obama Administration.