WASHINGTON ? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.
Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his controversial speech to Congress. He said he regretted that it was being perceived as political.
Netanyahu, who received a warm welcome upon his arrival in the U.S. House, said he appreciated the American aid, including military assistance to build the Iron Dome missile defense system.
WASHINGTON ? In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.
"Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted," no matter what it says about permitting verification of the terms of any accord designed to prevent it from getting such weapons, he said.
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands ? Relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane.
For almost all of them, it was the first chance to see the twisted and charred wreckage that lay for months in the battlefields of eastern Ukraine after the plane plunged to the ground July 17, most likely after being hit by a missile. All 298 passengers and crew on board the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed.
State leaders have been in talks to hire an Olympic ?consultant? to help ensure Massachusetts doesn?t pour any taxpayer money into the city?s bid for the 2024 games, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo revealed today.
DeLeo, taking questions from the audience at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, said he, Gov. Charlie Baker and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg are ?in the process? of potentially hiring outside help to counsel them on the Olympic bid and examine, as DeLeo put it, the ?cost factor.?