US Republican Leader Invites Netanyahu for Congressional Speech

January 21, 2015 8:34 PM

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The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress next month, but the White House is hesitating on the offer.

Boehner announced the invitation for Wednesday, February 11, part of a Republican call for tougher U.S. economic sanctions on Iran as the U.S. and other world powers try to negotiate a deal with Tehran to keep it from manufacturing nuclear weapons.

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