Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his address to a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.S. Congress Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.Obama saw it differently, and said so from the White House.Netanyahu spoke shortly after Secretary of State John Kerry met for more than two hours in Switzerland with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in hopes of completing an international framework agreement later this month to curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions.The Israeli leader's appeal also came two weeks before tight elections in which he is seeking a new term – and after the invitation to address Congress extended by House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, triggered a political furor in the United States because he did not consult the White House or Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. The White House has said that Obama would veto the Iran Nuclear Review Act.
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