Articles Tagués ‘Congress’

In September 2012, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.The Israeli prime minister is expected to warn US lawmakers about the alleged threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. He has been a strong opponent of a deal between Tehran and international mediators.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called himself an emissary of all Israelis and Jews, as he was boarding a plane Sunday to deliver a long-anticipated speech in US Congress. Netanyahu is expected to warn US lawmakers about the alleged threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. The Israeli leader has been a strong opponent of a deal between Tehran and international mediators, that would ease up pressure on Iran in exchange for guarantees that it will not develop nuclear weapons.

« I’m leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic mission. I feel that I am an emissary of all Israel’s citizens, even those who don’t agree with me. For the entire Jewish people, » Netanyahu said, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post.