Current and former American officials told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday the spying operation was part of a campaign by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “penetrate the negotiations and then help build a case against the emerging terms of the deal.”
Dean told Press TV in a phone interview that “this comes as no surprise,” as Tel Aviv has been engaged in spy activities in the United States in other different areas including “industrial espionage to steal trade secrets”.
“Israel is a kind of parasite on the West. They have the right to just steal and take anything possible.”
Bibi’s move is a felony
Dean voiced surprise that White House officials did not reveal Israel’s spy activities against the talks earlier this month when Bibi gave an anti-Iran speech at the US Congress.
The American commentator warned about the “incestuous marriage” of Israel and the Congress, which serves Tel Aviv’s interests “first” whenever there is conflict between the regime and Washington.
The new espionage reports mean that “Israel is attacking the national security of the US quite openly,” the analyst said, adding, “I would challenge Obama to declare Israel a nuclear state”.
Israel’s nuclear research center in the Negev desert viewed from satellite (Wikipedia)
Israel denies reports
Following the espionage leak, the Israeli minister of military affairs, Moshe Yaalon, denied it, saying, “There is no such thing as Israel spying on the Americans”.
Other Israeli officials, namely Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, responded to the reports likewise.
The talks between the US and Iran are part of broader negotiations between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group — Russia, China, Britain, France and the US plus Germany — to reach a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program as a deadline slated for July 1 draws closer.
On Friday, the latest round of nuclear negotiations ended in the Swiss lakeside city of Lausanne after six days of intensive talks with both parties citing progress.