Netanyahu Critical Of U.S. Iranian Deal Despite Report Of Upcoming White House Invitation

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly critical of the recently announced U.S. deal with Iran to release $6 billion in frozen funds in exchange for 5 Iranian-Americans.  Netanyahu’s office said,  “Israel’s position is known, according to which arrangements that do not dismantle Iran’s nuclear infrastructure will not stop its nuclear program and will only provide it with funds that will go to terrorist elements sponsored by Iran.”  A New York Times report says that the deal is part of negotiations between the Biden Administration and Tehran which have been ongoing for the past two years.   Netanyahu’s response came amidst a report that the prime minister will receive an invitation to visit the White House in September after he addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York.  Netanyahu has been in office over eight months without receiving the traditional invitation to visit current U.S. President.