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Israel warns US: Iran one step away from nuclear weapons

Israel warns US: Iran one step away from nuclear weapons
posted onJuly 26, 2021

Israel recently warned the US that Iran is approaching the point of becoming a country with operational capability to build nuclear weapons, Israel National News reported.

According to the the news agency, the message was conveyed in several conversations of senior Israeli officials, including Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, with their American counterparts.

A senior diplomat said, "Something needs to happen regarding the negotiations with Iran. This ‘limbo’ cannot continue at a time when Iran is advancing rapidly to the point where it is a threshold state.”

Iran has gradually ended its compliance with the 2015 deal after former US President Donald Trump’s withdrew from the agreement in 2018.

The country has been holding indirect talks with the Biden administration on a return to the agreement.

Since the wining of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s future president, the Islamic Republic announced that talks in Vienna on renewing the 2015 deal will not resume before a new government takes office in August.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said recently that Tehran can determine when talks will resume.