Sweet: Israel Spied on Iran Talks to Sink Deal



Israel spied on private talks the U.S. held with Iran on nuclear weapons and gave information to members of Congress in order to gain support against the deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Citing senior White House officials, the report claims Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wanted inside information on the closed-door talks in order to lobby support and build a case against the deal.

The White House reportedly discovered the snooping after U.S. intelligence agencies spying on Israel intercepted messages containing details that only could have come from private talks.

WSJ also reported that Israel obtained “information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.” Israeli officials denied the report’s claims and said they received intelligence in other ways. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.