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Netanyahu Exposes Iran's Secret Nuclear Files, 'Iran lied'

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed Monday that Iran has kept in place research for a “secret” nuclear weapons program, despite the regime’s public assurances to the contrary.

“Iran lied, big time,” Netanyahu said in an address to Israelis. “After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret nuclear files.

“In 2017, Iran moved its nuclear weapons files to a highly secret location in Tehran,” he added. “Few Iranians knew where it was, very few, and also a few Israelis.”

The prime minister also alleged that Iran hid its secret weapons files in Tehran, and Israel has obtained 55,000 pages outlining the program along with 55,000 files on 183 CDs, the Washington Examiner reported.

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“The Iran deal, the nuclear deal is based on lies; 100,000 files right here, prove that they lied,” Netanyahu said.

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“We’ve shared this material with the United States and the United States can vouch for its authenticity,” he stated, adding that Israel will show the files to the Atomic Energy Agency and the international community.

Netanyahu’s revelation comes as President Donald Trump faces a May 12 deadline whether to re-certifiy the Iran nuclear deal.

During a press conference Monday at the White House, Trump was asked about Netanyahu’s comments.

“You know in seven years that deal will have expired and Iran is free to go ahead and develop nuclear weapons. That’s not acceptable,” the president responded.

Trump added if he does decide to pull the U.S. out of the deal, “that does not mean we won’t negotiate a real agreement.”

The president also argued the U.S. received “nothing” in return for its payment of $150 billion, including $1.8 billion in cash, to the Iranians.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States would face “grave consequences” if it withdraws from the deal.

“If someone wants to betray our nation and the deal, grave consequences will affect them,” Rouhani said during a speech broadcast on State TV.

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Netanyahu has been one of the most vocal opponents of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed by United States, Great Britain, Germany, China, Russia, France and Iran.

In exchange for relief from economic sanctions, Iran agreed to significantly curtail its nuclear program over a 10-year period.

In an address to a joint session of Congress in March 2015, Netanyahu criticized the deal.

“This deal has two major concessions: one, leaving Iran with a vast nuclear program and two, lifting the restrictions on that program in about a decade,” Netanyahu said. “That’s why this deal is so bad. It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb; it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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