Report: Israel spied on US nuclear talks with Iran

March 24, 2015 05:27

Not only did Israel spy on the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran, but it angered Obama administration officials by using the information gleaned from its espionage efforts to drum up opposition to a nuclear deal among US lawmakers, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Tuesday.

The administration's discussions with Iran appear to be nearing an agreement, with Israeli officials resigned to the fact that the sides are about to strike what they call "a bad deal."

According to the Journal, Israel spied on the talks as part of the Netanyahu administration's campaign to publicly build a case against the deal.

“It is one thing for the US and Israel to spy on each other," a senior US official familiar with the details told the newspaper. "It is another thing for Israel to steal US secrets and play them back to US legislators to undermine US diplomacy.”

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