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January 25, 2015 11:59 am

Netanyahu Defends Planned Congress Speech as Moral Obligation to Speak About Iranian Nuclear Threat

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has a obligation to speak to Congress about the threat Iran poses to Israel. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Reuters – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to take every opportunity to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to his country.

His visit to Washington in March has opened up a political rift in the United States and has drawn accusations in Israel that Netanyahu is undermining a strategic alliance to win an election due two weeks after the trip.

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