Al Jazeera quotes former Congressman Jim Slattery on the US-Iran relationship and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the US Congress from an Atlantic Council event about his recent visit to Tehran:

Returning from a recent trip to Tehran, Jim Slattery, a former US Congressman, said that Iran is ready to sign a deal, and that the US should “not miss an historic moment” in getting it through.

“The failure to complete an agreement right now, and the failure to improve this relationship with Iran, I think has very dangerous consequences for the US and for Iran,” he told an Atlantic Council forum in Washington DC. By insisting on delivering his speech before the US Congress, Netanyahu is “showing disrespect to the office of the president”, Slattery said. “I am afraid that it’s not going to be beneficial for Israel.”

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