Israeli Ambassador: “Everyone Should Calm Down” About Alleged U.S. Spying on Israeli Leaders


ron-dermer“Everyone should calm down” about alleged U.S. spying on former Israeli leaders, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer told the Miami Herald. “We deeply value the relationship that we have with the United States. You share very sensitive information with us, and we share very sensitive information with you….I’m sure that this latest episode is not going to affect the intelligence-cooperation and intelligence-sharing, because both countries have so much to gain from it. It saves American lives. It saves Israeli lives.” “We always take precautions with our communications….We know there are probably many people listening in from around the world. We’re very careful,” Dermer said.

A more-pressing matter between the two countries, he said, is trying to negotiate a solution to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

“If the P5+1 succeeds at dismantling Iran’s nuclear weapons program, no country would be happier than Israel,” Dermer said. “Our concern is that this deal will not dismantle the program, and that unwittingly and unintentionally it may make a diplomatic solution, a peaceful resolution to this problem, that much harder.”

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Who knows, maybe what they heard is what Israel wanted them to hear, because they felt United States now is too stupid to realize what is realing going on, and easily fooled.