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.
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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.
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.