The White House on Wednesday denied keeping Israel in the dark over ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, but suggested its ally had cherry-picked information to bolster opposition to the deal.
Amid strains in the US-Israeli relationship over negotiations to reach a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, White House spokesman Josh Earnest rejected suggestions Israel was being frozen out.
"There were some initial reports that indicated that the United States is no longer communicating with our allies in Israel about the ongoing negotiations with Iran," said Earnest.
"That obviously is false," he added.
Earnest detailed a range of recent and planned meetings between Israeli intelligence and security bosses and the White House to show talks were ongoing.
But Earnest said the United States did not want to negotiate publicly, adding that Israel had previously misled the public about the US position in the talks.