Netanyahu: Iran lied about not pursuing nuclear weapons
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had lied about not pursuing nuclear weapons and had continued to preserve and expand its nuclear weapons knowledge after signing a 2015 deal with global powers.


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

“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.

Writing by Ori Lewis, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch