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US asks Israel not to carry out intelligence operations against Iran

Nuclear deal negotiations, in Tehran, Iran on October 14, 2021 [Iranian Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency]
Nuclear deal negotiations, in Tehran, Iran on October 14, 2021 [Iranian Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli media, on Friday, revealed that the US requested Tel Aviv not to execute any intelligence operations against Iran during the ongoing talks between the world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, Anadolu News Agency reports.

The Israeli daily, Yediot Ahronoth, said Washington sent high-level messages to top Israeli security officials that it opposes any secret operations by Israel's intelligence service, Mossad, against Iran while the negotiations are taking place and in order not to break chances for the negotiations' success.

It also said Mossad chief, David Barnea, is escorting Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, during his visit to Washington next week to coordinate efforts with the US side over Iran.

Earlier on Thursday, Barnea said Mossad will take any action needed to prevent Iran's possession of nuclear weapons.

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"Iran will not have nuclear weapons, not in the coming years, not ever. That is my promise, that is Mossad's promise," the Yediot Ahronoth quoted Barnea as saying.

Barnea added that no country is in need of uranium enrichment to a level of 60 per cent, except for military purposes, in reference to Tehran's nuclear capability.

Following a five-month break, Iran and world powers, on Monday, kicked off talks in Vienna in a last-ditch attempt to restore the 2015 nuclear accord that the former US President Donald Trump's administration withdrew from in May 2018.

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