Israel warned the United States that Iran is on the verge of passing the nuclear threshold, meaning it will have the capacity to have operational nuclear weapons.

The warning was conveyed by Israel Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and other senior officials to high-level American officials in a number of conversations, Israel’s Kan News reported.

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

Iran and the U.S. have been engaged in indirect negotiations since April, with President Joe Biden seeking to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear agreement that Iran signed with the world powers in 2015. In 2018, president Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from that agreement.

Tehran recently suspended those talks in Vienna pending the swearing in of a new government headed by hardliner Ebrahim Raisi.

Read more at World Israel News

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