Israel Denies Spying on US-Iran Nuclear Talks

Relations between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu's government have been strained.

Relations between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu's government have been strained.

Relations between the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu’s government have been strained.

Israel has strongly denied a report that it spied on US-led talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in order to build a case against a deal. A senior Israeli official told the BBC that the claims, reported in the Wall Street Journal, were “utterly false.” The Journal said that the White House had been particularly angered that Israel allegedly sought to share confidential details with US lawmakers and others. According to the Journal, Israel began eavesdropping on the talks last year and the White House uncovered the operation, when US intelligence agencies spying on Israel intercepted messages among officials that could only have come from closed door talks. A senior official in Netanyahu’s administration said: “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.”

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