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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015 (Official photo from the office of Speaker of the House John Boehner by Caleb Smith).

U.S.-Iran Deal a Gamble for Everyone, Including Netanyahu

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Diplomacy has always had a long, hard slog in the effort to find a settlement of the Iranian nuclear question. That slog hit its latest obstacle yesterday: With the U.S. and its negotiating partners in the final stretch of trying to hammer out an agreement with Tehran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress in an attempt to derail the deal.

That there is even the possibility of a deal for Netanyahu to derail is itself something of a testament to the negotiators’ Herculean efforts, given the initially diametrically opposed preferences of the two main interlocutors, the Islamic Republic and the United States. ...

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