‘Iran Lied’: Israel PM Netanyahu Presents ‘Conclusive Proof’ of Iran’s ‘Secret Nuclear Weapons Program’


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a dramatic speech on Monday, which aired on the big three U.S. cable networks, in which he claimed to have “conclusive proof” of Iran’s “secret nuclear weapons program.”

Speaking alongside a projector showing alleged proof of his claims that Iran is cheating on the nuclear pact, Netanyahu’s speech came just 12 days before President Donald Trump’s deadline to decide whether the U.S. will remain in the deal.

“Tonight we’re going to show you something that the world has never seen before,” Netanyahu said. “Tonight we are going to reveal new and conclusive proof of the secret nuclear weapons program that Iran has been hiding for years from the international community.”

“Well tonight I am here to tell you one thing: Iran lied,” the Israeli prime minister said of the country’s denials that was pursuing nuclear weapons. “Big time.”

Netanyahu went on to describe Iran’s attempts to conceal its “nuclear weapon’s files,” hidden in an “innocent looking compound” in Tehran. The country was successful, Netanyahu said, until Israel obtained “half a ton of the material inside these vaults.”

He then theatrically pulled a sheet off of a shelf full of binders and CDs which he claimed contained “incriminating documents, incriminating charts, incriminating presentations, incriminating blueprints, incriminating photos, incriminating videos, and more.”

At the end of his speech, Netanyahu made a direct appeal to Trump: “This is a terrible deal,” he said. “It should never have been concluded.”

“And in a few days’ time, President Trump will make his mind up on what to do with the nuclear deal. 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”

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