Israeli PM Netanyahu Reveals Documents Proving Iranian Nuclear Program; Deal Is Based On "Deception"


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a special presentation Monday evening documenting what Israeli intelligence says is proof of a clandestine Iranian nuclear program. "Iran did not come clean on its nuclear program," Netanyahu said, saying more than 100,000 Iranian documents obtained by Israel prove the JCPOA nuclear "deal is based on lies."

"Iran's leaders repeatedly deny ever pursuing nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said during a televised address carried by Israeli TV. "Tonight I’m here to tell you one thing: Iran lied."

"First, Iran lied about never having a nuclear weapons program. 100,000 secret files prove it did. Second, even after the deal, Iran continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge for future use," Netanyahu said.

"Third, Iran lied again in 2015 when it didn’t come clear to the IAEA as required by the nuclear deal."

"This is an original Iranian presentation from these files," Netanyahu said, stressing that "the mission statement is designed, produce and test five warheads with 10 kiloton of TNT yield for integration on missiles."

"After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files," Netanyahu said. "In 2017 Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran."

"We can now prove that project Amad was a comprehensive program to design, build and test nuclear weapons," he said. "We can also prove that Iran is secretly storing project Amad material to use at a time of its choice to develop nuclear weapons."

Netanyahu concluded by saying "Iran lied about never having a secret nuclear program. Secondly, even after the deal, it continued to expand its nuclear program for future use. Thirdly, Iran lied by not coming clean to the IAEA," he said, adding that, "the nuclear deal is based on lies based on Iranian deception."

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