Jun 1, 2024, 4:46 PM

Israel's Netanyahu gets invitation to address US Congress

Israel's Netanyahu gets invitation to address US Congress

TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) – The United States has invited the Zionist Israeli regime's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the US Congress, indicating their support for the regime's support for its genocidal campaign in Gaza.

The leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives on Friday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress, a show of support amid partisan divides over Israel's campaign in Gaza.

According to Reuters, the letter inviting Netanyahu was signed by Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

"To build on our enduring relationship and to highlight America’s solidarity with Israel, we invite you to share the Israeli government’s vision for defending democracy, combating terror, and establishing a just and lasting peace in the region," the letter said.

It did not propose a date for the speech.

Johnson had said the Israeli regime's premier would soon address a joint meeting of Congress, amid alleged heightened tensions with President Joe Biden's administration over Netanyahu's handling of the war in Gaza.

The move comes while the Joe Biden's administration had claimed that it supports a ceasefire in Gaza and opposes the ongoing attack on Rafah.


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