Iran develops nuclear weapons and has blown up a secret base to hide it from the world, Benjamin Netanyahu reveals at a dramatic press conference
- Netanyahu says Israel has discovered a secret Iranian nuclear facility in Abadeh
- He claimed that Tehran used it for experiments in an attempt to develop nuclear weapons
- Site destroyed in July this year after Iran realized that Israel was looking at it, he said
- Comes after Israel has revealed the existence of another site where the UN watchdog has discovered traces of uranium that Tehran has yet to explain
Iran has developed nuclear weapons in a secret location that it has subsequently destroyed to hide evidence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed.
Netanyahu revealed the existence of the site, which he said is in Abadeh in central Iran, during a dramatic press conference on Monday.
Referring to satellite images of the compound, he said Israel discovered its existence in nuclear archives captured from Iran and began viewing the site, which he said was used to conduct nuclear nuclear experiments Iran's arms program.
Some time between the end of June and the end of July this year, Iran learned that Israel was monitoring the site and devastating it to cover its tracks, Netanyahu said.
Benjamin Netanyahu revealed the existence of a secret Iranian base that he said was used to conduct experiments while the country is trying to develop a nuclear weapon (photo)
He added that satellite photos showing the compound before and after its destruction are evidence of a consistent pattern of Iranian lies and deceptions. around its nuclear program.
He then called on world leaders to join President Trump in imposing sanctions on the regime.
Netanyahu, about to fight its second general election this year after the first failed to produce a clear winner, added: & # 39; Our message to Iran is: Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows when you do it, and Israel knows where you do it.
& # 39; The only way to stop the march from Iran to the bomb is busy, busy and more busy. & # 39;
It comes after Israel has revealed the existence of another site that it said was used by Iran as part of its nuclear program before UN International Inspectors (IAEA) inspectors discovered traces of uranium there.
Tehran has yet to explain the presence of uranium on the site.
The IAEA told Tehran on Monday that there is no time to waste answering its questions. According to diplomats, it was found, among other things, how traces of uranium were found in a location that was not indicated at the desk.
It also said that Iran continued to live up to its promise last week to further violate its nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, this time to install more advanced centrifuges and move towards enriching uranium, which forbids the deal.
Netanyahu said the base was revealed as part of a nuclear archive that it seized from Iran and was subsequently destroyed by the regime when they realized that Israel was watching
Diplomats say that Iran still has to explain to the International Atomic Energy Agency how the uranium particles ended up with what Tehran said it was a carpet cleaning installation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fiercely opposing Iran's nuclear deal with major powers, first pointed to the site last year, calling it a & # 39; secret atomic warehouse & # 39; and said it had housed unspecified radioactive material that had since been removed.
Details of IAEA inspections are confidential and the agency does not usually comment on them. But the acting chief of the IAEA made it clear that during meetings in Tehran on Sunday, he urged Iran to improve cooperation with the UN non-proliferation watchdog.
& # 39; Time is essential & # 39 ;, said Cornel Feruta, who took over as IAEA chief after the death of his boss Yukiya Amano in July, during a quarterly IAEA Board of Directors meeting at a press conference .
& # 39; I think this was a very well understood message, & # 39; he said about his meetings with officials, including the Iranian foreign minister and his nuclear head.
The IAEA has told Member States that Iran has had two months to answer its questions, although it has only given a very general description of the issue because it is confidential, said diplomats who attended a briefing by his inspector last week.
At the same time, the Vienna-based IAEA has not raised the alarm because such questions are part of a rigorous process that can often take many months.
& # 39; We are very, say strict, meticulous and we are true to our mandate, & # 39; said Feruta, without going into details.
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