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On eve of Netanyahu speech, Obama and aides make case for Iran deal
On eve of Netanyahu speech, Obama and aides make case for Iran deal

The Obama administration opened an all-out effort Monday to sell its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, laying out the case for a negotiated deal as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to mount an unprecedented challenge to the policy in an address to Congress on Tuesday. The administration's offensive, in a series of speeches and interviews, marked the first part of an extraordinary debate in which a foreign official, Netanyahu, has in effect taken on the role of leader of the opposition on an issue — preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon — that President Obama has declared to be a top national security priority. Although the U.S. and Israeli...

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