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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress about Iran's nuclear ambitions, calling it a condescending affront to U.S. intelligence.
"That is why, as one who values the U.S.–Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation," Pelosi said in a statement.
Pelosi had been highly critical of House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) invite to Netanyahu, though she did not join the large group of Democratic lawmakers who boycotted the address.
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