Citing officials familiar with the private talks between Washington and Tel Aviv, the daily said on Sunday that Israeli officials dismissed the warning and said that they have no intention of changing the strategy.
According to the report, the US cautioned that Israeli attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities may be “tactically satisfying,” but that Iran has been able to resume enrichment, often installing newer machines that can enrich uranium faster.
The US cited four explosions at Iranian nuclear facilities attributed to the Zionist entity and the killing of top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh by Mossad agents, NYT reported.
The report was published ahead of the resumption of talks between Iran and world powers on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal that former US president Donald Trump withdrew from in 2018. The negotiations are scheduled to take place in Vienna starting on November 29.
Talks stalled in June following the election to president of Ebrahim Raisi.