Mossad outgoing chief offers closest acknowledgment yet that Israel is behind recent attacks targeting Iran's nuclear programme and a military scientist.
Russian diplomat participating in talks to save 2015 JCPOA accord says meeting in Vienna has been "successful," though salvage efforts will take time.
Iran is demanding an end to Washington's sanctions and has refused to meet US negotiators at the latest talks, meaning European players will act as intermediaries.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
As President-elect Joe Biden readies to take office next month, European powers are hopeful the US will return to the pact but Iran has already abandoned limits placed on its nuclear activity laid down in the initial deal.
The warning comes as Iran’s clerical and military rulers blame Israel for the killing of its foremost nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
Secretary of State Pompeo said the United States would call for a Security Council vote next week on a US-drafted resolution to extend the embargo that is due to expire in October.
Iran slams Britain, France, and Germany for initiating a dispute resolution mechanism part of 2015 nuclear deal in order to force Tehran to honour its commitments under the accord.
In a recent statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has reiterated its commitment to the nuclear deal while Washington continues to sabotage the landmark agreement.
United States yet to decide if it's going to respect commitments in the nuclear deal Tehran struck with world powers under the Obama administration. The pact eased economic pressure on Tehran in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme.
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