A deal to curb Iran's nuclear programs and ease economic sanctions on Tehran would be seen as "extremely positive" by Pakistan and many other countries in the region, Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani told a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor just an hour before the Israeli leader began speaking on Capitol Hill.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks at a breakfast news briefing Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. (Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor)
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, speaks Aug. 1, 2012, during a breakfast held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. (Michael Bonfigli/Special to the Christian Science Monitor)
Susan E. Rice (second from right), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (Christian Science Monitor)
John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, speaks to reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, in Washington. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)
AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka speaks with reporters Aug. 25, 2011, during a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel in D.C. (Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)