Tamil Diplomat

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu – Iran a ‘global threat’

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Iran poses a “threat to the entire world”, in a contentious speech to the US Congress.He said Iran had a “global terror network” as well as threatening the survival of Israel.

He acknowledged that his speech was controversial and insisted that he was not meddling in internal US politicsHis speech to Congress was arranged without consulting the White House, which reacted with irritation.The White House had complained that the speech was interfering in domestic politics by trying to swell domestic opposition to any Iran deal.

It also comes just two weeks before Mr Netanyahu will fight for re-election in Israel.Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme are nearing a critical late-March deadline for an outline agreement to be reached.