National security adviser will not testify at House panel: White House

U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes speaks about Obama's upcoming visit to Cuba at the White House in Washington February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House confirmed on Monday that Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, would not testify at a House oversight panel on Iran on Tuesday. The panel had asked Rhodes to appear after a New York Times article had suggested that he had manipulated the public debate over the Iran deal. (Reporting by Timothy Gardner)

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