Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of Congress that the proposed U.S. deal with Iran would “pave the way” toward an atomic bomb. Netanyahu explicitly denounced the current possible deal with Iran to freeze nuclear activities for 10 years, saying that it “wouldn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it would pave the way.” Netanyahu said it’s not a long-term solution. “Iran could get to the bomb by keeping the deal because all the restrictions would basically expire in about a decade,” he said. “It’s a blink of an eye in the life of a nation.” President Obama said later that Netanyahu offered no "viable alternatives" to talking with Iran. The two leaders have been at each other's throats over the speech, which Netanyahu said "was never my intention."