In Speech To Congress, Netanyahu Blasts ‘A Very Bad Deal’ With Iran

Peace and Freedom

NPR

Updated at 11:43 ‘A Very Bad Deal’

“This is a bad deal — a very bad deal. We’re better off without it,” Netanyahu says.

There you have it — the money quote.

That’s the deal the U.S. and its allies are negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.

The Israeli leader says “the alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal” not war.

Netanyahu gives a shout-out to Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, who is in the audience.

“I wish I could promise you, Elie, that the lessons of history have been learned,” he says.

Netanyahu, to thunderous applause, says he knows America stands with Israel.

Updated at 11:28 Nuclear Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the current deal that the U.S. and its allies are discussing with Iran will “guarantee” that the Islamic republic gets nuclear weapons.

He says the deal will allow…

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