UN atomic watchdog finds nuclear material at Iran site exposed by Netanyahu

In September, the Israeli premier said Iran had a “secret atomic warehouse” outside its capital. New IAEA findings verify Netanyahu’s assertion.

By World Israel News Staff

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said it found evidence of radioactive activity in a Tehran warehouse, Channel 13 reported Thursday evening.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a speech at the U.N. General Assembly in September, accused Iran of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Holding up a poster-board map of an area near Tehran, the Israeli leader said Iranian officials were keeping tons of nuclear equipment in a warehouse near a rug-cleaning operation.

“You have to ask yourself a question: Why did Iran keep a secret atomic archive and a secret atomic warehouse?” Netanyahu asked the world leaders. “What Iran hides, Israel will find,” he stated.

The IAEA reportedly investigated the allegations and confirmed that Iran has indeed been storing illicit nuclear materials in the warehouse.

Netanyahu spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump Thursday evening, a spokesman for the prime minister said. They discussed regional developments and security issues, focusing especially Iran.

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Netanyahu expressed his appreciation for Trump’s intention to increase sanctions on Iran, the spokesman said.