Israel happy at compromise deal on Iran between Congress-Obama: minister; Iran not so pleased

(Reuters) – Israel is pleased at a compromise deal on Iran achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday.

In what was seen as a setback for Obama, the U.S. president agreed on Tuesday that Congress should have the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran, reluctantly giving in to pressure from Republicans and some in his own party over the barbed issue.

“We are certainly happy this morning. This is an achievement for Israeli policy,” Steinitz told Israel Radio, citing a March 3 speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress in which he argued against a then-emerging framework agreement with Tehran on curbing its nuclear program…

Meanwhile: Iran holds Obama ‘responsible’ for fate of nuclear deal: Zarif: Iran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama was ‘responsible’ for making sure that Washington respects a final agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme even though Congress has been given a say on the accord’s fate.

“It is the obligation of the government of the United States to implement its international agreements. And we will hold the US government, the US president accountable” for the application of the treaties that they sign, Mohammad Javad Zarif told journalists in Lisbon…

Down-with-US-missileObama sure has strange ideas about who America’s “new friends” are

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    They are Obama’s “friends”, not America’s friends.
    Very many Americans would support an outright declaration of war against Iran.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Obama knew he would be impeached had he ignored congress.

  • Joe

    Obama’s father was a Shiite. No wonder he has America changing sides in the Middle East.

  • UCSPanther

    Looks like Obama has got more egg on his face…

    • Clausewitz

      That’s not egg, that’s Reggie.