Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday that he did not receive information from Israel after the country allegedly spied on the Iran nuclear talks, and joked that he “kind of felt left out.”
“I was a little surprised at the tone,” Corker said in response to the Wall Street Journal report that Israel shared confidential information from the negotiations with U.S. lawmakers, according to The Hill. “Actually, one of my reactions was ‘Why haven’t they been coming up here sharing information with me?'”
The senator said he wasn’t sure with whom Israel could have been sharing information.
“I haven’t had any of them coming up and talking with me about where the deal is. I was kind of wondering who it was they were meeting with,” he said.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) also said on Tuesday that Israel had not shared any confidential information with him.
“There was no information revealed to me whatsoever,” he said. “I’m shocked by the fact that there were reports in this press article that information was being passed on by the Israelis to members of Congress. I’m not aware of that at all.”
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon denied on Tuesday that Israel spied on the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the U.S.