Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to US Congress could hurt Iran talks

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January 29, 2015 02:44

 
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the US Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday.

"Such a presentation could send the wrong message in terms of giving diplomacy a chance," said Representative Nancy Pelosi during a news conference on the sidelines of an annual retreat for Democratic lawmakers.

But Pelosi stopped short of saying that the invitation to Netanyahu should be withdrawn by House Speaker John Boehner.

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