The U.S.-led negotiations with Iran about nuclear disarmament, which have been extended several times, are not moving fast enough for many lawmakers in Washington. They want to impose more sanctions on Iran, over President Obama’s objections. Speaker of the House John Boehner has even invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington to address Congress in March, an invitation extended outside of normal diplomatic channels. Some feel lawmakers are unduly interfering. Is it appropriate for Congress to get this involved in a delicate foreign policy matter at the risk of imploding negotiations? Or are members of Congress justified in expressing their opposition?
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