Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel will soon reveal more evidence that Iran has been lying all along about its nuclear program, in response to news that the Islamic Republic has breached uranium stockpile limits from the 2015 nuclear deal for the first time.

Why it matters: Netanyahu didn't elaborate on what kind of evidence will be released, but Israel has twice in the last two years released intelligence about Iran's nuclear program. The first revealed documents captured by the Mossad from Iran's secret nuclear archive, while the second included photographs of what Israel claimed to be an "atomic warehouse" in Tehran, where the country allegedly stored parts from its clandestine military nuclear program.

The big picture: Netanyahu said Iran's breach of its commitments in the nuclear deal demonstrates that the country is on a path to producing nuclear weapons. "Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said.

  • The prime minister called on the EU and its member states to uphold their commitments and renew UN Security Council sanctions on Iran now that the country has breached its uranium limits.

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China says U.S. is "endangering peace" with high-level visit to Taiwan

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar during a June briefing in Washington, DC. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday night he will lead a delegation to Taiwan "in the coming days."

Why it matters: It's the highest-level visit by a U.S. cabinet official to Taiwan since 1979. Azar is also the first U.S. Cabinet member to visit the island state in six years. The visit has angered China, which views Taiwan as part of its territory. Chinese officials accused the U.S. Wednesday of "endangering peace" with the visit, AFP reports.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 a.m. ET: 18,543,662 — Total deaths: 700,714 — Total recoveries — 11,143,031Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 a.m. ET: 4,771,236 — Total deaths: 156,807 — Total recoveries: 1,528,979 — Total tests: 57,543,852Map.
  3. States: New York City health commissioner resigns in protest of De Blasio's coronavirus response — Local governments go to war over schools.
  4. Public health: 59% of Americans support nationwide 2-week stay-at-home order in NPR poll.
  5. Politics: Trump's national security adviser returns to work after coronavirus recovery Republicans push to expand small business loan program.
  6. Sports: Indy 500 to be held without fansRafael Nadal opts out of U.S. Open.
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At least 100 killed, 4,000 injured after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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A major explosion has slammed central Beirut, Lebanon, damaging buildings as far as several miles away and injuring scores of people.

Driving the news: At least 100 people have been killed and over 4,000 injured in the blast — and the death toll is likely to rise, the Lebanese Red Cross said, per AP. Prime Minister Hassan Diab said the explosions occurred at a warehouse that had been storing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate for the past six years.