NETANYAHU’S REBUTTAL TO OBAMA: I ‘Presented a Practical Alternative for Dealing with Iran’

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Ben Gurion Airport (Israel) (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed aside criticism from US President Barack Obama of his speech to Congress, in which he warned Washington was paving the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.

The White House was infuriated by Netanyahu’s address Tuesday to a joint session of the US Congress, where he laid out Israeli concerns at an emerging world deal with Iran on its nuclear programme.

Obama, who refused to meet Netanyahu during his 48-hour visit to Washington, dismissed the speech as containing “nothing new,” saying the Israeli leader “did not offer any viable alternatives”.

Netanyahu, however, insisted on Wednesday that he had “presented a practical alternative, which would impose tougher restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, extending Iran’s breakout time by years”.

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