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March 3, 2015 12:38 am

Obama Preempts Netanyahu Congress Speech With Interview on Iran Nuclear Deal

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JNS.orgHours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech in the U.S. Congress, Obama has given an exclusive interview that such a deal would be reached if Iran can agree to freeze its sensitive nuclear activity for at least a decade in a verifiable way.

“If, in fact, Iran is willing to agree to double-digit years of keeping their program where it is right now and, in fact, rolling back elements of it that currently exist … if we’ve got that, and we’ve got a way of verifying that, there’s no other steps we can take that would give us such assurance that they don’t have a nuclear weapon,” Obama told Reuters.

Obama said that Netanyahu’s Congress speech on Tuesday, in which the prime minister is expected to criticize U.S. insistence on a diplomatic deal with Iran, would not be “permanently destructive” to U.S. Israeli ties, but reiterated that there is a “substantial disagreement” between the U.S. and Israel on the issue.

If we can get Iran to agree to a final deal, “it would be far more effective in controlling their nuclear program than any military action we could take, any military action Israel could take and far more effective than sanctions will be,” Obama said,

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A day before his Congress speech, Netanyahu spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. The purpose of the Tuesday speech, the prime minister said Monday, is “to speak up about a potential deal with Iran that could threaten the survival of Israel.” Pointing to a map on a screen behind him, Netanyahu described how Iran is “training, arming, dispatching terrorists on five continents.”

However, in his interview Obama dismissed the idea that Netanyahu’s Congress speech might majorly affect U.S. negotiations with Iran.

“I’m less concerned, frankly, with Prime Minster Netanyahu’s commentary than I’m with Congress taking actions that might undermine the talks before they’re completed,” Obama said.

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  • why are you hiding the nmews from klal yisroel? You are scared to provide Jews with relevant info to the mattersa your publish.

    TRANSCRIPT: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/02/us-usa-obama-transcript-idUSKBN0LY2J820150302

    VIDEO:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/02/us-usa-obama-idUSKBN0LY2GA20150302

    why does the algemeiner feel the need to mislead klal yisroel by cherry picking primary sources to release to the klal? why not inform kal yisroel fully? why fear publishing the transcript and video of Obama’s full interview with Reuters simply because it is a primary source and is the longest comprehensive communication directly from Obama in a long time on this matter…so why hide it from the klal? after you fully print it top from center and keep it there for a week, you can then print a thousand articles criticizing him and calling him deranged and an anti-Israel president…but your first responsibility it to do what Rav Shach called for with a frum press…something that informs them of Torah opinion on secular matters…but if the klal can’t see the SECULAR MATTER in the first place how can they be informed to see the Torah opinion on it ever!

  • Iran Rejects Obama’s Call for 10-Year Nuclear Freeze

  • Max Cohen

    After six years of botching every aspect of international relations that effect freedom loving peoples, Barack Obama believes he has earned their unquestioning confidence. This is a delusional man.

  • victoria brandeis

    Time until Friday, January 20, 2017 (Washington DC time)
    688
    DAYS
    15
    HOURS
    47
    MINUTES
    33
    SECONDS

    COUNTDOWN TO THE END OF OBAMAS TERM……..

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Every single word Obama utters is a lie.

  • victoria brandeis

    “IRAN MUST”, SAYS THE MAN WITH LIMITED TIME ON HIS THRONE…OR WILL HE FOOL US LIKE TOOTSIE AND UNFOLD A SECRET….

    DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE MR. O THAT YOUR VOICE HAS TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED…..I DON’T THINK SO….YOU SEE I COME FROM CANADA WHERE MUCH MORE WISDOM AND THOUGHT HAS BEEN PLACED INTO BEING ABLE TO CLAIM A SAFER AND PROBABLE EXISTENCE

    THE ENERGY REGARDING ‘BIBI’S’ VISIST IS A WONDERFUL WINDOW TO REALIZE THAT ISRAEL HAS THE BEST DEFENCE AND IS MORE THAN EQUAL AS A WORLD POWER……YOUR DUPPED O’BAMA’….

    AND, YOUR OVER….AS ARE SADLY,,,,,,MANY SECULAR CULTURES THAT BELIEVE ‘BEING AMERICAN’ MORE IMPORTANT ….HOWEVER THE AMERICA THING IS THE WORST……ABSORBED IN THIS WAVE WILL BE THE REFORM MOVEMENT , J STREET, CHRISTISLAM, THE NEW ORDER AND THOSE WHOSE TRUE PURPOSE IS ‘ TO LIVE WHILE OTHERS DIE’

    SIMPLE.

    BUT IN THE MEANTIME YOU MR. OBAMA ARE WASTING RESOURCES THAT COULD HEAL, RESOURCES THAT CAN FEED….RESOURCES THAT WILL REMOVE FUNDS FROM YOUR LAVISH TRIPS AND GOLFING PLEASURES AS WELL AND THE “BIMBOS” SHOPPING PLEASURES WITH FRIENDS, YOUR DIVORCE ETC…..

    COUNT DOWN….ONE DAY LESS.

    THANK YOU HASHEM FOR THE MIRACLE OF THIS DAY.

  • Jonah

    Correction…Esther. How does Israel acknowledge this in scriptures? Purim? When is Purim?

  • Jonah

    Where would israel and the Jews be today if Ruth had not broken protocol? You would all be dead. That’s the plan here…Netanyahu is making a desperate move to try and prevent it.

  • “Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity “. And after that, what ? The “sunset clause” kicks in. Well, that is the crux of the problem. Iranian mullahs will not after 10 years turn into Jeffersonian democrats

    The “Sunset Clause” in the Iran deal – the quintessence of the Obama-Netanyahu rift almost nobody talks about

    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2015/02/the-sunset-clause-in-iran-deal.html

    What does the “sunset clause mean? –  It means the after 10 years Iran will be bound by no restrictions and will be 0 days away from the bomb.

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