Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit Iran’s “secret” atomic warehouse.
The move follows the Vienna-based UN nuclear watchdog responding to Netanyahu’s claims surrounding the hidden nuclear reactor in Turquzabad at the United Nations General Assembly last week.
“There is no reason to wait,” Netanyahu’s office noted in a statement.
“The IAEA must inspect the site and immediately dispatch monitors with Geiger counters and the prime minister’s words will be seen as verifiably true.”
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman confirmed Israel would expose the facilities when it was ready.
The IAEA however, made its position clear in a guarded statement.
“The agency sends inspectors to sites and locations only when needed,” IAEA Chief, Yukiya Amano, explained.
“The agency uses all safeguards relevant to information available to it but it does not take any information at face value.”
Amano did not refer to Israel in his statement but it was the first reaction to Netanyahu’s speech.
Netanyahu made the claim about a secret site close to Shourabad four months after stating he would offer “conclusive” proof of a secret project to develop nuclear weapons.
“When I spoke here three years ago, Israel stood alone among the nations,” he explained.
“Of the nearly 200 countries that sit in this hall, only Israel openly opposed the nuclear deal with Iran. We oppose it because it threatens our future, even our very survival.”
He added, “We opposed it because the deal paved Iran’s path to a nuclear arsenal and the lifting of the sanction has fuelled Iran’s campaign of carnage and conquest throughout the Middle East. “We opposed it because the deal was based on a fundamental lie, Israel exposed that lie.”
Mossad agents acquired evidence about Iran’s nuclear materials despite a nuclear deal.
“Since we raided the atomic archive, they’ve been busy cleaning out the atomic warehouse,” Netanyahu added.
“Just last month they cleared out 15kg of radioactive material. They took it out and they spread it around Tehran in order to hide the evidence.”
Netanyahu showed delegates a picture of the satellite and up-close images.
Iran slammed Netanyahu’s proof.
Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters Netanyahu’s accusation was farcical.
In his address, Netanyahu also told delegates about Hezbollah efforts to build an infrastructure to convert surface-to-surface missiles into precision missiles near a Beirut airport.
“I have a message for Hezbollah today,” he said.
“Israel knows what you’re doing, Israel knows where you are doing it and Israel will not let you get away with it.”