Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that the International Atomic Energy Agency had found undeclared stores of uranium in a live address Monday evening.
The prime minister’s address follows the launching of missiles at Israel by Iranian-backed militias in Syria and the announcement of the IAEA that Iran has violated the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement by installing advanced centrifuges to enable it to increase the enrichment level of its uranium stocks.
“A year and a half ago, we exposed Iran’s secret nuclear archive which revealed that Iran was developing five nuclear warheads as early as 2003,” Netanyahu said. “Last year, we exposed Iran’s secret nuclear warehouse in Turquzabad which Iran used for storing materials and equipment for its secret nuclear program.”
“Even before that, Iran knew we were on to them, and so they cleared the site. They cleared it … and then they actually covered up the site. This is an actual cover-up. They put gravel on it to try to hide their traces, but they didn’t.
“The IAEA found traces of uranium that Iran hid in these sites. That’s a direct violation of the NPT, the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” he declared.
Netanyahu then revealed that Israel had discovered another secret nuclear facility in Iran.
“Today we reveal that yet another secret nuclear site was exposed in the archives that we brought from Tehran. In this site, Iran conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons.”
The new secret facility was located near the city of Abadeh.
“When Iran realized that they uncovered the site,” Netanyahu continued, “they destroyed the site. They just wiped it out.”
“This is what I have to say to the tyrants of Tehran: Israel knows what you’re doing. Israel knows when you’re doing it. And Israel knows where you’re doing it,” he warned.
“I call on the international community to wake up, to realize that Iran is systematically lying, and I call on the international community to join President Trump’s sanctions to exert more pressure on Iran.”