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Israel-U.S. Feud Over Iran Liable to Reignite, Ex-Envoy Says

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, left, looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, left, looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 2014.

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The simmering feud between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama is likely to flare up again if the U.S. reaches a nuclear accord with Iran, former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said.

Oren, who was Netanyahu’s envoy to Washington and is now a member of the Israeli parliament, said in an interview on Wednesday that he doubts the U.S. leader’s assurances that he won’t sign a “bad deal” with Iran and that economic sanctions eased by the proposed agreement could be “snapped back” if Iran cheats.