As the number and severity of Palestinian and Iranian attacks against Israel increase, US President Joe Biden moves quickly to restore former president Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal.
While the final itinerary was unclear, there were tentative plans for the team to visit Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan.
Iranian leaders have repeatedly declared that Israel should be destroyed. Therefore Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasizes that Israel will not let Iran have nuclear weapons.
Iran's move complicated the current indirect talks with the United States on rescuing its nuclear deal with major powers.
"The start of 60% enrichment in Natanz was a demonstration of our technical ability," Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said.
It is essential that disputes with Iran be solved diplomatically and not militarily.
On Thursday, the IAEA said that Tehran was already deep into preparations to make its threats a reality.
"We will have to see how in the coming days we address these violations with the will to press ahead in the talks."
This “reserves the right” story about retaliation appears to be a dialing back of Iran’s claims it would retaliate.
"The Zionists want to take revenge because of our progress in the way to lift sanctions... We will not fall into their trap...We will not allow this act of sabotage to affect the nuclear talks."