By Philip Weiss
Haaretz reports, based on an unnamed US official, that no gaps exist between the US and Israel with respect to Iran’s nuclear program, that the US is turning up the pressure on Iran out of its own interest, not because of Netanyahu– oh, and the US negotiation team briefed Israel on the recent Baghdad talks before it even briefed the US government.
On Friday, the head of the U.S. negotiation team, undersecretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman, arrived in Israel along with officials from the White House National Security Council working on the Iran nuclear issue – Gary Seymour and Puneet Talwar.
According to the U.S. official, the Israeli government was the first to be updated by them on what happened in Baghdad after the talks were over. “We updated the Israelis in detail before we updated our own government,” the official said.
Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net. This article appeared first at Mondoweiss.net here: http://mondoweiss.net/2012/05/us-official-we-went-to-israel-first.html