WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- In a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a case against a deal with Iran over its nuclear research program, saying there are two paths: Inevitable war, or a non-nuclear Iran.
The speech, arranged by House Speaker John Boehner, has been controversial since it was announced. President Obama kept his distance and will not meet Netanyahu during his visit, saying it's scheduled too close to an Israeli election.
Several dozen members of Congress announced their intention to miss the speech.
Though the speech came against Obama's wishes, Netanyahu has said he meant no disrespect to the president.