Bennett warns of Israel's right to act against Iran's nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has warned of his country's right to self-defense should the global community fail to block Iran's nuclear program.

He made the remarks during talks with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in Tel Aviv on Friday.

Negotiations between the United States and Iran on reviving a 2015 deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program remain stalled.

Bennett accused Iran of pushing ahead with the development of nuclear weapons in the meantime.

After his meeting with Bennett, Grossi said on Twitter that he stressed the importance of IAEA safeguards and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which Israel has not signed.

Israel is believed to be the only Middle Eastern country to possess nuclear arms. The country has neither officially admitted nor denied the claims.