Iran nuclear row: Tehran says Israel’s Netanyahu lied

Iran has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “liar” after he accused the country of deceiving the world about its nuclear intentions.

The Israeli prime minister Mr Netanyahu produced what he said were copies of Iranian files that detailed a project to build nuclear weapons, which was reportedly uncovered 15 years ago.

In 2015 Iran said it had never sought to build a bomb when it signed an international deal to curb nuclear activity.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to pull out of the nuclear deal.

US allies the UK and France have called for the agreement to be maintained, arguing that Iran has maintained their agreements of reducing its capacity to produce weapons-grade uranium.

Israel and Iran already fierce enemies their bitterness has grown as Iran builds up its military in Syria, on Israel’s doorstep.

Foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi described Netanyahu as an “infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits”.

He continued that his allegations were “worn-out, useless and shameful”.

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also discredited the documents produced by Israel, as a rehash of old allegations already dealt with by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog.

Israel dislike of the nuclear deals stems from as not Iran not being a reliable partner and the 2015 agreement was reached in bad faith.

Mark Regev Israeli ambassador to London said Iran was hiding it’s military nuclear program, he said, “It appears we’ve caught them red-handed lying about what is ultimately a crucial element in the deal, one which is a prerequisite for future implementation of that very deal.”

In Nethanyahu presentation he quoted the head of the alleged programme as saying “special activities” would continue “under the title of scientific know-how developments”, however he produced no evidence of this.

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