McConnell: Unyielding on Iran, defiant on Koch brothers (general)
Obama won't meet with the Israeli prime minister when he visits Washington.. Say Whaaaaaaat? Israel is our best ally in the entire world. Especially in this war against Muslim terrorists. THIS IS so telling where Barack Obama, the Muslim ring wearing fake president (in my opinion) is on this matter. /s/ Steve
McConnell: Unyielding on Iran, defiant on Koch brothers`
by Susan Page, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday rejected suggestions that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delay his controversial speech to Congress, and he vowed action on a bill to toughen sanctions on Iran despite White House opposition.
"I think we should go ahead and have the speech because the issue is very timely in this country, and this is an American initiative, not an Israeli initiative," McConnell said. The address to a joint meeting of Congress, which was scheduled without advance notice to the White House and just before Israeli elections, has created a furor in Washington and in Israel.
McConnell defended the invitation. "I'm not sure what the custom is," he said, dismissing the idea of a breach of protocol. "We now have a new Republican Congress. It has a different agenda in many respects from that of the president. We think the Iran sanctions bill is important and ought to be dealt with in the near future."
The senator's remarks to USA TODAY's Capital Download, a weekly video newsmaker series, came amid intense international pressure and political jockeying over Iran's nuclear program. Negotiators face a March 24 deadline to reach an agreement. In Washington, a proposal to put more sanctions on Tehran if there isn't a deal has divided Democrats and drawn a veto threat from President Obama in his State of the Union Address.
Netanyahu is expected to make warnings about the threat from a nuclear-armed Iran the centerpiece of his address, now set for March 3. The White House has announced Obama won't meet with the Israeli prime minister when he visits Washington, citing the closeness of the Israeli elections on March 17.
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