Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blatantly lied to the world in his presentation on Iran’s “nuclear program”—as all his “evidence” consists of archived material about programs halted by Iran before 2003 under United Nations supervision—and in fact proves that that country does not have any current nuclear program.
Netanyahu’s presentation—of course taken at face value by US president Donald Trump and other Jewish Lobby-controlled war mongers around the globe—was so blatantly contrived that even some honest journalists were forced to admit the truth that it was all made-up.
For example, The Atlantic newspaper—normally as cravenly pro-Jewish as any other controlled media outlet—described Netanyahu’s speech as “bizarre.”
In a story headlined “Netanyahu’s Bizarre PowerPoint Presentation on Iran,” The Atlantic said that “he mostly described past programs.”
Specifically, Netanyahu referred to the so-called “Project Amad,” which, he claimed, was Iran’s nuclear weapons project.
However, “Project Amad” was, as Netanyahu’s own “slideshow” admitted, cancelled in 2003, fifteen years ago, when that country agreed to halt all its nuclear weapons programs in terms of a United Nations program.
According to all reports issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program for nearly 15 years, and has no weapons grade Enriched Uranium (EU).
This assessment is also the conclusion of all official US intelligence reports going back to 2007, and the 2011 “National Intelligence Estimate, the Director of National Intelligence of the United States” report—representing the consensus of 16 US intelligence agencies—which said that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program, and ended all nuclear weapon design and weaponization work in 2003.
The IAEA has known about Project Amad well before the signing of the nuclear agreement in JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the “Iran nuclear deal”] in 2015, and published material on it in 2011.
As The Atlantic commented on Netanyahu’s presentation:
“Those hoping for a smoking gun of Iran’s cheating on the deal it signed with world powers to curb its nuclear program were likely to be disappointed.
“The fact that Iran was at one point pursuing nuclear weapons will likely be a surprise to no one—and indeed was a rationale for concluding the nuclear agreement in the first place.
“Many of the slides Netanyahu showed pertained to the period between 1999 and 2003, when the U.S. has also cited evidence of an Iranian nuclear-weapons program, and after which a U.S. National Intelligence Estimate said the program had been shut down.”
In fact, the files and CDs which Netanyahu unveiled during his presentation—and which he claims were recently stolen from Iranian archives by agents who gave them to Israel—are all archive documents which the Iranian government had stored.
In other words, none of the documents refer to active projects—proving that Iran does indeed not have a nuclear weapons program, the very opposite of the Jewish war propaganda against that nation.
So why did Netanyahu say that Iran had “lied?”
The answer was clear from Netanyahu’s own words, namely he claimed that when the Iranians closed down the program, they had not revealed all of the program to the UN and IEASC inspectors.
In others words, the Iranians had closed all the nuclear weapons projects down, but had not handed over every single last detail of all the programs that they had halted.
As The Atlantic commented:
“His main evidence that Iran had cheated on the nuclear deal was that it had not fully disclosed the details of its past nuclear programs to the International Atomic Energy Agency as required by the nuclear deal.”
This is, of course, not evidence that Iran still has an “atom bomb” program—merely that it decided, while closing down its weapons program, not to reveal every single detail of it.
This would be a perfectly normal and natural reaction of any state wishing to preserve its national interests—and in fact, Israel’s blatant lies and secrecy about its own nuclear weapons program puts this minor Iranian move in perspective.
It was not only The Atlantic which saw through Netanyahu’s trickery. An article in Bloomberg Politics—another source which normally slavishly follows the Jewish lobby line—quoted Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, as saying that “It was clear over the course of the address that it really wasn’t intended to make any new charges” and that “critics said he didn’t reveal anything new.”
The Australian Associated Press (AAP) noted in its coverage that there was “’No smoking gun’ in Israeli claims on Iran” and went on to add that “Intelligence experts and diplomats say he did not seem to have presented a ‘smoking gun’ showing Iran has violated the agreement [the “nuclear deal”].
The AAP article went on to quote Eran Etzion, former deputy Israeli national security adviser who heads the Israeli-European think-tank Forum of Strategic Dialogue, as saying on Twitter that “’No ‘smoking gun’ was revealed this evening, nor was it proven that Iran is today developing nuclear weaponry or violating the (nuclear deal) in any other way.”
The point of Netanyahu’s lies and deception is, of course, only to provide “justification” to the Jewish lobby-controlled Trump Administration to renege on the 2015 “nuclear deal” with Iran, all part of its attempts to incite Americans into supporting yet another war for Israel in the Middle East.
Indeed, the Trump Administration lost no time in responding to its puppet master’s demands, and issued a statement soon after Netanyahu’s presentation which blatantly lied, asserting that the information was “new and compelling details about Iran’s efforts to develop missile-deliverable nuclear weapons. [In fact, as outlined above, there was nothing new about the program].
“These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people.”
Thus the lies continue and the world is dragged ever closer into yet another war incited by the international Jewish lobby.