February 17, 2015 11:24 am -

[su_right_ad]If this is true, the Israeli prime minister is even worse than I thought, and no ally of the United States.

Mistrust between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of U.S. suspicion that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran.

The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information [su_r_sky_ad]about the Iran talks was prompted by concerns that Netanyahu’s office had given Israeli journalists sensitive details of the U.S. position, including a U.S. offer to allow Iran to enrich uranium with 6,500 or more centrifuges as part of a final deal…

On Jan. 31, the Times of Israel reported that an unnamed senior Israeli official had told Channel 10 TV news that the United States was ready to allow more than 7,000 centrifuges and had “agreed to 80 percent of Iran’s demands.” Channel 2 reported that the U.S. offer was 6,500 centrifuges. U.S. officials believed that Netanyahu’s office was the source of these reports and concluded that they couldn’t be as transparent as before with the Israel leader about the secret talks.

Asked for comment, an official in Netanyahu’s office said: “The details of the last round of negotiations are known in Washington, Paris, London, Moscow, Beijing, Berlin and Tehran. It is perplexing that a decision would be made to try to keep those details a secret from Jerusalem when Israel is threatened by Iran with annihilation and its very survival could be threatened by a bad deal.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

5 responses to Ignatius: Netanyahu May Have Leaked U.S. Secrets To Hurt Iran Negotiations

  1. bluejayray February 17th, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Israel is not our friend and never has been. They need to grow up and stand on their own. I hope that Netanyahu gets trounced in the election–but I doubt that he will. Israel is as infested with right wing war hawks as we are. Of course, ours are actually chicken hawks.

  2. oldfart February 17th, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    “if this true”, between the shenanigans being played out with Bibi and sir john of orange, and now this little tidbit, makes me wonder how much trouble Bibi might be facing with the citizens of Israel. might the Israeli war hawks be using Iran as their boogeyman and their military’s cash cow ?

  3. Guy Lauten February 17th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Anyone else would get “Persona Non Grata” status and be banned from entering the US.

  4. rg9rts February 17th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    This is the buttwipe that the Gopee is raving about… Like Pete King ….spills all sorts of classified information for cheap political points..

  5. Candide Thirtythree February 18th, 2015 at 3:40 am

    wouldn’t that be an act of war if it could be proved?