Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has exposed another secret Iranian nuclear site in a Sept. 9 press conference.
While speaking at the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said that the site, located in southern-central Iran city of Abadeh, was where “Iran conducted experiments to develop nuclear weapons.” He added that Iran attempted “to destroy the evidence” after Israeli intelligence discovered the site.
Netanyahu also pointed out that the International Atomic Energy Agency announced earlier in the day that they discovered uranium traces at an Iranian site in Turquzabad – which is located in Tehran – that Iran said was for cleaning carpets. Iran hasn’t provided the agency with any answers as to why uranium was found at the site.
“Israel knows what you are doing,” Netanyahu said. “Israel knows when you are doing it, Israel knows where you are doing it. We will continue to expose your lies.”
He urged for international cooperation in adding onto President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif responded on Twitter that Netanyahu is “the possessor of REAL nukes” and accused Netanyahu of being hungry for “war.”
The Jerusalem Post’s Yaakov Katz posited that Netanyahu’s Sept. 9 announcement was aimed at deterring Trump from meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the United Nations General Assembly from Sept. 23-27.
“Netanyahu is hoping that by going public, conservative pundits in the US will use the revelation to call on Trump not to meet with Rouhani,” Katz wrote. “Considering how sensitive Trump is to media coverage, a few negative reports on Fox News might be all it takes.”
In April 2018, Netanyahu revealed that Iran had been hiding nuclear sites from the IAEA and urged Trump to exit from the Iran nuclear deal at the time. Iranian Atomic Energy Organization head Ali Akbar Salehi said in January that the regime hid their operational Arak reactor from the IAEA, telling the agency they had shut it down.