Wall Street Journal: Israel Spied On U.S.-Iran Talks
By D.B. Hirsch
March 24, 2015 11:00 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com
[su_right_ad]Defenders of Benjamin Netanyahu will stop at nothing to defend his reprehensible behavior, but good for the WSJ for reporting it.
Israel spied on private talks the United States held with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, and used the inside information in an attempt to lobby members of Congress against the deal.
The report cites current and former U.S. officials, who said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to gain inside information on the talks in order to effectively develop a competing narrative. In addition to spying, WSJ reported, Israel also “acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.”
…Israeli officials, for their part, denied “spying directly” on American negotiators, and said they received the confidential information in other ways:
“These allegations are utterly false. The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies. The false allegations are clearly intended to undermine the strong ties between the United States and Israel and the security and intelligence relationship we share.”[su_center_ad]