What Were Some Major Points of Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech?


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In his 2015 speech before Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel called the proposed nuclear deal with Iran ill-advised. His speech supported his declaration with five key talking points.

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Netanyahu argued that the proposed deal with Iran allowed too much leeway for developing nuclear weapons, and he opposed adopting a weak plan. Citing Iran's domination of Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana, Netanyahu expressed a fear of additional aggressions under the deal.

Political divisions spurred the Prime Minister to unite Republicans and Democrats for the common purpose of looking at the negotiations. Netanyahu recalled Iran's history of defiance in light of sanctions and pointed again to the dangers of acquisition of nuclear weapons to use against America and Israel.

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