Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu Calls on Congress to Block Emerging Iran Deal

Update: Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congress Speech on the Iranian Nuclear Threat, 2015


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about Iran during a joint meeting of Congress. Photo: Getty Images

WASHINGTON—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a highly anticipated speech to Congress, said an emerging diplomatic agreement with Iran would ensure that Tehran eventually acquires a nuclear weapon.

“That deal would not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, it would guarantee it—lots of them,” Mr. Netanyahu said.

Mr. Netanyahu, drawing frequent applause in the packed House chamber, directly challenged President Barack Obama ’s argument that a diplomatic accord allowing Tehran to retain some nuclear capabilities would be more effective than additional sanctions or military action. He said any agreement that stops short of completely dismantling Tehran’s nuclear program would be ineffective…

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Full Netanyahu address to Congress