After three-way talks with the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said "other options" were on the table if Iran rejected an offer to comply again with the agreement if the U.S. rejoins it.
Possible non-diplomatic options could include military force and a further tightening of sanctions or covert actions against Iran. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was more forthright in his warnings to Tehran.
"There are moments when nations must use force to protect the world from evil,'' he said. "If a terror regime is going to acquire a nuclear weapon, we must act," he (Lapid) said.
"Israel reserves the right to act at any given moment in any way. That is not only our right, it is also our responsibility,'' he (Lapid) added.
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