The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a fierce attack on the deal being negotiated between Western powers and Iran on Tehran’s nuclear program. Netanyahu said that rather than curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the deal would pave the way for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. To standing ovations, he told Congress that Iran remained America’s enemy and the world must stand together to stop what he called its march of conquest, subjugation and terror. President Obama responded to the speech saying that there was nothing new in it and that President Netanyahu has not offered any viable alternatives. On March 4, John Kerry travelled to Saudi Arabia to reassure Gulf States that any deal would not strengthen Iran’s position in the region. Richard Nephew is a former US negotiator on Iran talks and current fellow at the Centre on Global Energy Policy at the Columbia University. Interview starts at 1:51:50.
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