A US National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik on Friday that Washington and Tel Aviv had agreed upon the "general framework for future cooperation regarding Iranian malign activities."
The news follows the Channel 10's report of a memorandum of understanding to tackle the so-called "Iran threat" that has allegedly been signed by Israel and the US.
The sides reportedly inked the document on December 12 during a meeting at the White House between US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat.
They reportedly agreed on forming four joint teams to grapple with Iran's activities in the Middle-East region, including Tehran's clout in Syria and its support for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Disrupting Iran's nuclear program and ballistic missile work will also be bright on the teams' radar, the Channel 10 report said.
It cited US and Israeli officials as saying that the memorandum's goal is to shift US President Donald Trump's moves regarding Iran, outlined during his October 13 speech, towards "steps on the ground."
At the same time, the Iranian news agency Press TV cited an unknown US National Security Council source as saying that the deal between the countries was an informal "framework," not a full-blown plan.
"Obviously, there was a major strategy that was announced a few months ago, and there have been meetings subsequent to that, shaped by that new strategy. And obviously Israel is one of our closest allies," the source said.
In his speech on October 13, Trump threatened to terminate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), something that he said should instead be replaced with a tougher position on the Islamic Republic.
In July, the US imposed new economic sanctions against Iran over what Washington slammed as Tehran's "malign" ballistic missile activities in the Middle East.
Anti-Govt Protests Spread In Iran
REUTERS - December 29, 2017: Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009.
Police dispersed anti-government demonstrators in the western city of Kermanshah as protests spread to Tehran and several other cities a day after rallies in the northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars said.
The outbreak of unrest reflects growing discontent over rising prices and alleged corruption, as well as concern about the Islamic Republic’s costly involvement in regional conflicts such as those in Syria and Iraq.
An official said a few protesters had been arrested in Tehran, and footage posted on social media showed a heavy police presence in the capital and some other cities.
Iran blocks internet on third night of protests
YAHOO - December 30, 2017: Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital Saturday as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further "illegal gatherings" and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles.
Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud.
Several Iranian news agencies warned Telegram, the most popular social media service in the country, might soon be shut down after communications minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi accused one popular channel, Amadnews, of encouraging an "armed uprising".
After The US-West Destroys SYRIA And LEBANON The Next Target Is IRAN
After the US-West destroys...SYRIA, LEBANON...the next target is IRAN...and after that the next target will be RUSSIA for destabilization.
BATTLEFORWORLD – Original posting November 30, 2015 (Reposted on August 12, 2017) – News Intel: The terrorist movement being spearheaded by the United States...using the US Senator Lindsey Graham on CNN said that America has two goals, to destroys ISIL (but the US will just re-brand ISIL with another name – it is a proxy army), and to weaken Iran. And Graham, like how they demonized Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, etc. referred to Iran as a Nazi leadership (which CNN aired on the morning of Nov. 30, 2015, but removed the "Nazi" comment from the video posted online).
And the US corporate media is already demonizing Putin as another Hitler for the pending destabilization of Russia. So the goals of the US and their allies are already planning for world domination after Russia is destabilized.
Washington is using Turkey (ITS FUTURE GOAL, AFTER SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT AND IRAN IS TAKEN OVER BY THE RADICALIZATION OF ISLAM) as a tool to destabilize Russia. Turkish Military Instructors Gather Near Crimea to 'Train Mercenaries'.