A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor says the Obama Administration isn’t ready to play hardball against Iran as advocated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Netanyahu addressed Congress Tuesday about the danger Iran poses to Israel, the United States, and the entire world as it continues to develop a nuclear program. Netanyahu stated that everyone should walk away from the table with Iran, arguing Iran needs a deal more than anyone else and will return to the bargaining table.
UNL Political Science professor Ari Kohen says the United States isn’t ready to call that bluff.
“The administration obviously wants to negotiate and believe that diplomatic solution is the best or maybe the only option that is on the table. Netanyahu is convinced there is a better deal out there, especially if the administration is ready to play hard ball,” Kohen says.
About 60 Congressional Democrats did not attend the prime minister’s speech.