The purpose of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Moscow in September was to hand the Kremlin a list of Russian scientists who, Israel believes, are helping Iran to develop a nuclear warhead, the British Sunday Times newspaper reported.
"We have heard that Netanyahu came with a list and concrete evidence showing that Russians are helping the Iranians to develop a bomb," the paper quoted a source close to the Russian defense minister as saying last week.
"That is why it was kept secret. The point is not to embarrass Moscow, rather to spur it into action," the anonymous source reportedly explained.
During the short and tense meeting, Netanyahu named the Russian experts said to be assisting Iran in its nuclear program, the paper quoted Israeli sources as saying.