NEW YORK - US President Barack Obama is pressing United Nations nuclear inspectors to disclose classified intelligence information on Irans nuclear weapons technology, The New York Times reported on Sunday. The presidents move is part of a larger American effort to further isolate and increase pressure on the Islamic Republic after accusing it of a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabias ambassador to the United States, the paper said. Some analysts say the driving force behind US anti-Iran moves is Israel and the powerful Jewish lobby here. If the United Nations watchdog group agrees to publicize the evidence, including new data from recent months, it would almost certainly revive a debate that has been dormant during the Arab Spring about how aggressively the United States and its allies, including Israel, should move to halt Irans suspected weapons programme, the paper said. Several senior Obama administration officials said in interviews that over the longer term they were considering a ban on financial transactions with Irans central bank and an expansion of the ban on the purchase of petroleum products sold by companies controlled by the countrys elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, which are believed to oversee the military side of the nuclear programme.