(The AEGIS Alliance) – The United Nations’s nuclear agency rejected claims on Tuesday that were made by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu saying Iran’s government is secretly active in nuclear weapons research..
An assessment was released on Tuesday, with the International Atomic Energy Agency writing there’s ‘no credible indications’ to support claiming Iran was active in a “coordinated” nuclear weapons program since 2009, reported the The Associated Press.
Netanyahu claimed on Monday in his speech taking place in Tel Aviv as part of his efforts to urge President Trump in scrapping the Iran nuclear deal, which was signed in 2015 under the administration of Obama, which is meant for assuring Iran doesn’t complete nuclear weapon developments.
Critics are saying this deal is too weak and led to Iran pursuing nuclear weapons in secret.
Netanyahu called the deal “terrible” on Monday, urging Trump to do the ‘right thing’ and to exit this agreement made with Iran.
“This is a terrible deal. It should never have been concluded, and in a few days time, President Trump will decide, will make his decision on what to do with the nuclear deal,” Netanyahu stated.
“I’m sure he’ll do the right thing. The right thing for the United States, the right thing for Israel and the right thing for the peace of the world.” he added.
During this speech, Netanyahu made references to what he says are a trove of over 100,000 documents compiled by Israel’s intelligence agencies regarding Iran’s nuclear program, which he claimed is ongoing.
Iranian officials hit back at Netanyahu in a social media statement they released:
“BREAKING: The boy who can’t stop crying wolf is at it again. Undeterred by cartoon fiasco at [the United Nations General Assembly]. You can only fool some of the people so many times,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s tweet said.
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