International atomic organization confirms all Israeli claims regarding a nuclear warehouse in Tehran
During a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, officials confirmed all of Israel’s claims regarding the Turquzabad nuclear warehouse in Tehran and the fact that Uranium was found at the site.
“A year ago, speaking at the UN, I exposed Iran’s secret nuclear warehouse in Turkuzabad. This morning, a special board meeting of the IAEA published its findings on Iran’s activities in the no-longer secret facility”, Netanyahu said.
“The IAEA now confirms that Iran lied. And that Iran continues to lie. Everything I told you a year ago has now been confirmed by the IAEA. The IAEA has confirmed that Iran is has been violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),
“Iran continues to hide its secret nuclear weapons program. It’s time for the nations of the world to resist Iran’s aggression and terror. It’s time to snap back sanctions. It’s time to pressure Iran until it changes its ways. Iran must stop attacking the nations of the Middle East. Iran must stop threatening to destroy Israel. Europe must stop stalling. It must act against Iranian aggression now.”
Iran is not cooperating with international inspectors investigating uranium particles discovered in a Tehran warehouse, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s top inspectors told diplomats.
According to the report, IAEA acting Director-General Cornel Feruta plans to convene an extraordinary meeting of the body’s board of governors to discuss concerns over the lack of cooperation.
“Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement.
“Iran’s expansion of proliferation-sensitive activities raises concerns that Iran is positioning itself to have the option of a rapid nuclear breakout,”
“It is now time for all nations to reject this regime’s nuclear extortion and take serious steps to increase pressure. Iran’s continued and numerous nuclear provocations demand such action.”
Iran recently started enriching uranium beyond a limit established in a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, a deal from which Trump withdrew. Trump has since intensified economic sanctions on Tehran, and tensions have escalated.
In a speech a year ago PM Netanyahu, who vehemently opposed the deal, called on the IAEA to visit “a secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran immediately, saying it had housed 15 kg (33 lb) of unspecified radioactive material that had since been removed.
Samples taken by the UN nuclear watchdog at the atomic warehouse in Tehran showed traces of uranium. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that Tehran has been unwilling to answer the IAEA’s questions about the uranium traces.