No Netanyahu veto on Iran deal, top senator says
Chief Washington Correspondent
March 24, 2015
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Tuesday flatly denied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence in Congress means that he could kill a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Corker, speaking in an interview with Yahoo News, also played down a Wall Street Journal report from late Monday that Israel had spied on the talks with Tehran, saying he regularly learns more about the negotiations from other countries’ foreign ministers than from the Obama administration.
Asked whether the Israeli leader enjoyed a de facto veto over a potential deal, Corker emphatically replied, “No!”
He continued, “I don’t get that sense at all. I just don’t think he’s influenced” Senate responses to the ongoing negotiations.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
is why this question had to be asked at all:
Posted by Steve J. at 12:18 AM