The president of the united States, Donald Trump , supported yesterday the israeli prime minister in office, Benjamin Netanyahu, and said that Israel has not been spying on your Government .
The statements of Trump contradict an article published yesterday by the daily Politician who accused Israel of having placed a few "mysterious" devices of spying near the White House. "I don't think so. No, I don't think that the israelis are spying on you. I would find it very hard to believe. My relationship with Israel has been great," said Trump in a statement to the press at the White House. Then, the representative conceded: " anything is possible, but I do not think so ". Trump insisted on the robust relations that it maintains with Israel, and he cited his campaign of "maximum pressure" toward Iran, which has received the strong support of the Netanyahu Government.
The newspaper Politico, citing U.S. officials, published an article in which ensures that the Executive israeli possibly placed it close to the White House a few devices of espionage in miniature, called "Stingrays". According to this media, the Government of Trump came to the conclusion that Israel was responsible for these acts of espionage, but decided not to be aware and do not repress the israeli authorities.
From Israel, the office of Netanyahu considered that the newspaper article implies a "blatant lie" . "There is a long term commitment and a policy of the israeli Government that states that do not participate in any intelligence operation in the U.S.", the office said the israeli leader in a press release.
This mess diplomat between Washington and Tel Aviv occurs shortly before the general elections that Israel will hold on the 17th of September. These elections will be the second so far this year after Netanyahu's failure this past may in his attempt to form a coalition government and dissolve the Knesset (the israeli Parliament).Updated Date: 13 September 2019, 20:00