Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s blistering attack on a US push for a nuclear accord with Iran soured ties with Washington but could boost his prospects in elections this month, experts say.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed aside criticism from US President Barack Obama of his speech to Congress, in which he warned Washington was paving the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.
While Benjamin Netanyahu's speech aimed at blocking a nuclear deal with Iran might have received rapturous applause and standing ovations from the Republican members of the US Congress, President Barack Obama and the democrats were clearly left disappointed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with Iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from President Barack Obama and exposing a deepening U.S.-Israeli rift.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, saying the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than negotiations to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned US President Barack Obama on Tuesday against accepting a nuclear deal with Iran that would be a "countdown to a potential nuclear nightmare" by a country that "will always be an enemy of America".
Seeking to downplay the controversy arising in the wake of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's impending address to the US Congress, President Barack Obama said that his speech on Iran was just a distraction and not “permanently destructive” to US Israeli ties.
Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy.
President Barack Obama is committed to denying Iran a nuclear weapon, the US on Monday asserted as it pledged its firm support to Israel, saying there will "never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel's security, amid the latter's allegations about a potential deal with Tehran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United States on Monday that the nuclear deal it is negotiating with Iran could threaten Israel`s survival and insisted he had a "moral obligation" to speak up about deep differences with President Barack Obama on the issue.
US Secretary of State John F. Kerry addressed perceived tensions between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisting that the two parties are committed to working together on international security.
Even as ties between Jerusalem and the White House seemed to worsen over Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu's impending speech to the US Congress, US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to placate the situation, saying that the Israeli Premier was welcome to speak in the US.
They file into AIPAC by the thousands, intensely supportive of Israel, fearful of a nuclear Iran, and aware that -- at least at leadership level -- Washington`s ties with the Jewish state are under strain.
Nearly half of American voters think that US House Speaker John Boehner should not have invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address US Congress without having consulted the White House, according to a new poll released Sunday.