Boehner Plays Netanyahu Card in Clash With Obama on Iran Policy

January 21, 2015 7:23 PM

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President Barack Obama faces an escalating challenge from lawmakers seeking new Iran sanctions legislation, as House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress next month.

Republicans, who control both houses of Congress, and some Democrats are pressing to set new sanctions on Iran that would take effect if there is no deal on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in talks with world powers by a June 30 deadline.

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