The White House says it’s still consulting with Israel about its nuclear negotiations with Iran but is concerned that cherry-picked information is leaking out and undermining negotiations.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday there’s no question Israeli officials have said things that mischaracterize the U.S. negotiating position. He says the U.S. wants to ensure that information discussed isn’t taken out of context and distorted.
Earnest says those participating in negotiations and consultations have an obligation to make sure they’re carried out in good faith. He says that means giving negotiators the space needed to negotiate.
Israel’s government opposes the talks the U.S. and world powers are holding with Iran. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) is preparing to lobby against the talks during a visit to Washington.