On Monday evening, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed images of a new Iranian nuclear weapons development site. “Today I can reveal we have uncovered additional secret sites in Iran’s nuclear program,” he said. “One of the most important of them is the site to produce nuclear weapons in Abadeh.”
Speaking in a live news conference broadcast worldwide, Netanyahu said the site was being used to conduct experiments in developing nuclear weapons as late as June 2019. But when the Iranians realized Israel had discovered the site, the prime minister said, “they destroyed the site, simply wiped it out — or tried to,” in July 2019.
Netanyahu showed the reporters “before” and “after” satellite images of the site that were taken in June 2019 and July 2019.
“Israel knows what you’re doing, Israel knows when you’re doing it, and Israel knows where you’re doing it,” Netanyahu said to the Tehran leadership. “We will continue to expose your lies.”
He called on world leaders to “wake up and realize that Iran is…systematically lying” and to join US President Donald Trump in imposing sanctions on Tehran, which is continuing its drive to obtain nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency announced earlier this week that samples taken by its investigators several months ago from a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran – where Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told them to look – came up positive for radioactive particles.
Iran has yet to explain those traces of uranium, and according to two diplomats who are connected with the agency’s inspection work and who spoke exclusively with Reuters, Tehran has not responded to the IAEA’s demand for answers.
The only way to stop the Islamic Republic’s drive toward nuclear weapons, warned Netanyahu, is to exert “more pressure on Iran. Pressure, pressure, and more pressure.”