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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to United States lawmakers Tuesday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to United States lawmakers Tuesday. He told Congress that the negotiations between the U.S. and Iran would "guarantee" that Iran would get nuclear weapons. He called that a threat to the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Mr. Netanyahu added that Iran's government was, in his words, "as radical as ever." He said it could not be trusted. He said the deal being worked out with the United States would not block Iran's way to a bomb. He said it instead, "paves its way to a bomb."

Republican politicians invited Mr. Netanyahu to address Congress. U.S. President Barack Obama did not support the visit because of the closeness to Israeli elections.

Nearly 60 Democratic members of Congress stayed away from the event. President Obama did not attend the event, either. He was at the White House taking part in a video conference with European leaders. They discussed Ukraine and other security issues.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to United States lawmakers Tuesday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., is greeted before addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif are meeting for a second day in Switzerland to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

Mr. Kerry and Mr. Zarif met for two hours Tuesday morning in the Swiss city of Montreux.

Iran and the five members of the UN Security Council and Germany, the so-called P5 + 1, are working to reach a final agreement on Iran's nuclear program by March 31.

The Security Council is seeking to limit Iran's uranium enrichment capabilities and its resources for developing nuclear weapons. Iran, which says its nuclear program is peaceful, is seeking an easing of international sanctions.

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