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Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran
Israel is drawn into U.S. tussle over sanctions on Iran

In an unusual display of high-stakes arm twisting, both the White House and its critics in Congress have called in foreign leaders to help lobby U.S. lawmakers on whether to impose new economic sanctions on Iran amid tense negotiations on its nuclear program. President Obama fired the first round last week when visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed at a White House news conference that he had telephoned several members of the Senate to urge them to heed Obama's plea to hold off on any new sanctions for fear of derailing the talks. On Wednesday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) fired back, announcing that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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