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Israeli authorities will begin banning software from the Islamic Republic in a move that could further complicate a deal reached last month between Tehran and world powers over its nuclear program.
On Wednesday, the cabinet will vote on the draft legislation, which will ban the sale of all software from both the United States and Iran that are designed to allow the detection and prevention of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
The move could hamper a deal that was agreed last month by U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency says Iran is in violation of the agreement by testing uranium for weapons-grade material, and is currently developing an atomic weapon.
The ban could also hamper efforts by U:S.
lawmakers to get Iran to curb its atomic program.
In a statement to Reuters, the State Department said that the software ban would be effective as of Jan. 1, 2019.
The ban would also apply to any other software that the U.s. government is able to purchase or obtain from the United Nations, it said.
The agency did not provide a date for when the ban would take effect.
The legislation is expected to pass both houses of the Israeli parliament, which is controlled by the far-right Zionist Union, which opposes any deal with Iran.
The law has the support of Netanyahu, who has argued that Iran is building an atomic bomb and has threatened to use force against it.
Trump has vowed to use military force against Iran over its missile program.
U.S.-Iran relations have been strained by the Islamic republic’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, which Iran denies.
The United States has been pressing Israel to lift sanctions that have been in place for more than a decade, which have included a ban on some oil exports, the lifting of sanctions on some of Iran’s banks and the suspension of many financial services.
The Obama administration lifted sanctions on Iran last month and last month lifted sanctions for some Iranian-owned companies.
In addition, Washington has sought to expand the economic sanctions against Iran that have crippled the country’s economy, a move Netanyahu and his Israeli allies see as an effort to undermine a deal struck last year by Zarif and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May.