Mossad, in rare move, denies it contradicted Netanyahu by lobbying against stiffer Iran sanctions

In an extremely unusual step, the Mossad issued a statement Thursday denying the intelligence agency was lobbying US lawmakers against stiffer Iran sanctions and saying that such legislation may lead to a collapse of talks with the Islamic Republic.

Were the Mossad to take that position, it would directly contradict the policy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is calling for tougher sanctions on Iran.


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