U.S. President Barack Obama said today (March 4, 2015) that there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress yesterday, insisting the Israeli Prime Minister did not offer a better option than the current negotiations, the Yahoo News website reports.
Netanyahu "did not offer any viable alternatives," Obama said.
Netanyahu -- before an impassioned joint meeting of Congress -- denounced the ongoing U.S. talks with Iran, which if successful, would be a key plank of Obama's foreign policy legacy.
Receiving a warm welcome from Obama's Republican foes, Netanyahu insisted the deal "doesn't block Iran's path to the bomb. It paves Iran's path to the bomb."