Netanyahu : Iran lied about not pursuing nuclear weapons

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“A few weeks ago, in a great intelligence achievement Israel obtained half a ton of materials” that had been housed in a vault in Tehran, Netanyahu said in a dramatic televised press conference from Tel Aviv on Monday night. The documents prove that “Iran lied about never having a nuclear weapons program” and the 100,000 secret files Israel now possesses “prove that they lied,” Netanyahu said.

“Iran’s leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons,” said Netanyahu. “Tonight I’m here to tell you one thing: Iran lied.”

Netanayahu said that “After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files,” he said. “In 2017 Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran.” Netanyahu said that Iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge for future use.

Why would a terrorist regime “hide and catalogue” its program if not to make use of it at a future date, Netanyahu rhetorically asked. He played a tape of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stating that Iran had never had a nuclear weapons program.

“Yes, you did,” Netanyahu retorted at the screen. “And the atomic archive proves it.” Netanyahu said the deal “gives Iran a clear path to a nuclear arsenal” because it does not prevent Iran in the future form having unlimited uranium enrichment and thousands of centrifuges.

The deal also fails to address Iran’s continued development of ballistic missiles. “In a few days time Trump will make a decision of what to do with a nuclear deal. I am sure he will do the right thing for the US, for Israel and for the peace of the world,” Netanyahu said. 

Source: Jerusalem Post

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