March 24, 2015
The White House is now accusing Israel of spying on the closed door talks between the White House and Iran.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Israel spied on the negotiations with the intent of using the information to build its own case against the deal:
The spying operation was part of a broader campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal, current and former U.S. officials said. In addition to eavesdropping, Israel acquired information from confidential U.S. briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials said.Apparently the White House had no problem with Israel spying on the U.S., but they didn't like the idea that Israel would then use the information against the very negotiations they were spying on!
A Senior official briefed on the matter had this to say:
“It is one thing for the U.S. and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal U.S. secrets and play them back to U.S. legislators to undermine U.S. diplomacy,”However, spying by Israel on the U.S. and vice versa is nothing new.
Here is the complete details at the Wall Street Journal article