Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has accused Iran of deceiving the international community about its atomic activities and said his country “reserves the right to self-defence“.
Washington says it's in the "very final stages" of talks in Vienna during which US will be able to determine whether or not a mutual return to compliance with JCPOA is in the offing.
The US kicks off the IMX drill with 60 nations including Israel and countries that do not have formal diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman and Yemen.
The warning came as world powers and Iran gather in Vienna to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after a five-month hiatus.
Tel Aviv expressed concern over the willingness to lift sanctions and allow billions in US dollars to flow into Iran in exchange for insufficient nuclear restrictions ahead of the Vienna discussions.
Mossad outgoing chief offers closest acknowledgment yet that Israel is behind recent attacks targeting Iran's nuclear programme and a military scientist.
Russian diplomat participating in talks to save 2015 JCPOA accord says meeting in Vienna has been "successful," though salvage efforts will take time.
Iran is demanding an end to Washington's sanctions and has refused to meet US negotiators at the latest talks, meaning European players will act as intermediaries.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
As President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office next month, European powers are hopeful the US will return to the pact but Iran has already abandoned limits placed on its nuclear activity laid down in the initial deal.
The warning comes as Iran’s clerical and military rulers blame Israel for the killing of its foremost nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Secretary of State Pompeo said the United States would call for a Security Council vote next week on a US-drafted resolution to extend the embargo that is due to expire in October.
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