World powers and Iran reach interim agreement in Geneva.
World powers and Iran reach interim agreement in Geneva. Photo by AFP
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Israel is searching for a "smoking gun" to prove Iran was in breach of an interim agreement reached last week with the world powers over its nuclear program, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

The order, which the Sunday report said came from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, aims to foil U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts to convince Congress to support the deal signed in Geneva last week and refrain from imposing additional sanctions on Iran.

According to the report, Netanyahu has ordered the Mossad and Israel Defense Forces' Military Intelligence to dig up evidence of an Iranian ploy ahead of the implementation of the deal.

The Iranian envoy to the UN nuclear agency said Friday that Iran anticipates that the landmark nuclear agreement will go into effect in early January.

The agreement - reached on Sunday in after more than four days of negotiations between Iran and the United States, France, Russia, China, Britain and Germany - was designed to buy time for negotiations on a final settlement of the decade-old nuclear dispute.

The deal calls on Iran to limit its nuclear activities in return for a relief in sanctions. If the interim deal holds, the parties will negotiate final-stage agreements to ensure Iran does not build nuclear weapons.