Iran Mocks PM Netayahu's Claims About It's Nuclear Bomb Development

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who said in 2015 that the US had "absolute knowledge" about Iran's past military uses of nuclear research, had nothing to say on his Twitter feed.

Netanyahu's office later issued a statement saying the prime minister had spoken with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, and agreed to share the intelligence with them. Least of all would they have done so hours after the departure from Israel of the new American Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

"After signing the nuclear deal in 2015, Iran intensified its efforts to hide its secret files", he said.

Abbas Araqchi, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official, was quoted by Iran's Tasnim news agency as calling Netanyahu's presentation "a childish and ridiculous game" with the goal of influencing Trump's decision ahead of the May 12 deadline.

He said Israel recently uncovered 55,000 documents and 183 CDs from Iran's "nuclear archives".

Iranian nuclear negotiator and deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi.

Mr Netanyahu said the material was gathered from a vaulted Iranian facility a few weeks ago "in a great intelligence achievement". The Israeli leader further presented information from these documents purporting to show that Iran continues to build on its nuclear know-how in pursuit of a fully functioning weapon.

Ghassemi also reiterated previous government statements denying Saudi and United States accusations that Iran is supplying weapons to Yemen's Huthi rebels, backed politically by Tehran.

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The Iran deal is in jeopardy.

His implication: If Iran is released from the accord starting in 2025, as the agreement requires, then expect a nuclear Tehran shortly thereafter.

Asked Monday about his position, Trump once again labeled the deal as terrible for the U.S., but still kept open the possibility of trying to negotiate a new agreement.

Hours after showing the purported evidence of Iran's deception around the nuclear deal, Netanyahu spoke with the leaders of France, Germany and Russian Federation, promising to share the intelligence he publicized, according to the Prime Minister's office.

"Third, Iran lied again in 2015 when it didn't come clear to the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] as required by the nuclear deal".

On his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Trump said it should be held at the Peace House - a venue for peace talks on the border of North and South Korea - instead of other countries.

"All it does is vindicate need for the nuclear deal", he wrote on Twitter.

He alleged that the previous Obama Administration gave Iran USD150 billion and USD 1.8 billion in cash.?You know what we got? He also copied the photo of the graphic of a bomb that Netanyahu showed during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly from 2012.