Netanyahu denounces a new Iranian secret facility for the development of nuclear weapons

Iran reproaches Netanyahu for these revelations when Israel has had atomic bombs for decades

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has revealed on Monday the existence of a new installation for the development of nuclear weapons by Iran but has clarified that Tehran proceeded to its destruction after verifying that it had been discovered.

Netanyahu has shown at a press conference satellite images taken in June of the facility, located in Abadé, south of Isfahan, and others taken in July in which it is seen how Iran proceeds to try to hide and destroy it. The announcement and its staging has been criticized by the opposition for being produced during the electoral campaign for the elections of September 17.

Netanyahu denounces a new Iranian secret facility for the development of nuclear weapons
Netanyahu denounces a new Iranian secret facility for the development of nuclear weapons

The installation was discovered in Iranian documents that Israel obtained after a raid on Tehran facilities and made public last year. In it, “Iran conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons,” he said, clarifying that Iran proceeded to destroy it when it learned that Israel was aware.

“Today we reveal that there are other secret nuclear facilities more discovered thanks to the files we brought from Tehran,” Netanyahu said at a press conference without questions from the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. “When Iran realized that we had discovered them, they destroyed the place. They erased it from the map. They destroyed the evidence or at least destroyed the evidence,” he said.

“Israel knows what you are doing, Israel knows when you are doing it, Israel knows where you are doing it,” the prime minister warned Iran, the newspaper The Jerusalem Post reports. “We will continue to expose your lies,” he added, defending that this demonstrates a “pattern of lies, deception and rape” by Iran.

In this regard, the Israeli prime minister has asked the international community to wake up and “realize that Iran is lying systematically.”

He has also urged to join the sanctions adopted by the Donald Trump Administration to “put more pressure on Iran.” “The only way to stop Iran's road to the (nuclear) bomb and its aggression in the region is pressure, pressure and more pressure,” he said.

This revelation adds to what Netanyahu made public a year ago about a nuclear warehouse in Turquzabad where the International Agency for Atomic Energy (IAEA) has discovered traces of enriched uranium even though the place was literally buried.

“The IAEA found traces of uranium that Iran was trying to hide in these places. It is a direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” said Netanyahu. The radioactivity detected, however, is far from the enrichment levels necessary for the manufacture of nuclear bombs.


In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Yavad Zarif has criticized Netanyahu resorting to the strategy of “the wolf is coming!” and criticizes the denunciation of a “SUPPOSED demolished installation” in Iran in front of “who owns AUTHENTIC nuclear weapons”.

“Who owns AUTHENTIC nuclear weapons shouts that the wolf is coming! For a supposed 'demolished' facility in Iran. He and Team B want another war regardless of innocent blood and another 7 billion dollars,” Zarif said through Your Twitter account

The dollar figure refers to the alleged cost of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and Team B is a term of Iranian politicians to refer to the United States National Security adviser, John Bolton; to Netanyahu and the Saudi crown prince, Mohamed bin Salmán.

The message includes a 2002 video in which Netanyahu promises “guarantees” about the “positive reverberations” of the invasion of Iraq. “This time you will surely not be left alone by looking,” Zarif warned. The following message includes images of the cover of the British newspaper 'The Times' which in 1986 revealed the Iranian nuclear military program.

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