Boehner: No deal with Iran is better than a bad deal


Appearing on the CBS News program Face the Nation, Secretary of State John Boehner warned against the United States and five other western nations agreeing to a bad deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Saying it’s better to have no deal than one that’s bad.

Boehner says, if President Obama were to back out of talks, he would applaud him. But he fears that won’t happen.

“From everything that’s leaked from these negotiations, the administration has backed away from almost all of the guidelines that they set out for themselves,” he said.

Boehner hopes he’ll be less ‘baffled’ after meeting with Bibi in Jerusalem

No tears but bewilderment from House Speaker John Boehner. Scratching his head over reports that Israel spied on nuke talks with Iran. But that isn’t keeping him from flying to Israel at the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Maybe he’ll come back with some answers.

Now it’s Netanyahu’s turn to return Boehner’s invitation

Now it’s House Speaker John Boehner’s turn to visit Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The trip’s not been announced publicly, but word is Boehner’s Israel trip will begin at the end of this month. Boehner and Netanyahu caused a political stir in the United States when Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Congress without notifying the White House.

Boehner continues to defend Netanyahu invitation

Netanyahu meets with House Speaker John Boehner before addressing Congress


WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is blasting the White House for its continued attacks on his decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a Joint Session of Contress.

“The president’s national security adviser says it’s destructive for the prime minister of Israel to address the U.S. Congress,.” Boehner said. “I couldn’t disagree more. The American people and both parties in Congress have always stood with Israel and nothing, and no one, could get in the way.”

Secretary of State John Kerry met behind closed doors with Senate Democrats on Thursday. Lawmakers said he wasn’t overly optimistic about the Iran negotiations but he opposed new sanctions and a proposal to have Congress vote on any nuclear agreement.

There was one sign of bipartisanship Thursday when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that  Netanyahu would meet with him and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) after the speech next Tuesday. Several Democratic lawmakers are skipping the speech, as they say it’s too close to the Israeli elections and was a snub to the president.

The White House said national security adviser Susan Rice and UN Ambassador Samantha Power would address the annual pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC convention next week where Netanyahu is also speaking. President Obama, Vice President Biden and  Kerry are not going to address the event.

Boehner broke precedent by inviting Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House or Democratic lawmakers.


The United States should not seek help from Iran in diffusing the escalating violence by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq, said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday.

“I can just imagine what our friends in the region, what our allies, would be thinking by reaching out to Iran, at a time when they continue to pay for terrorists and foster terrorism, not only in Syria, in Lebanon, but in Israel as well,” Boehner said. Click here to read the story.