Iran's foreign ministry responded to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's revelations accusing the country of continuing its nuclear program in secret, charging the claims as "worn out and shameful" on Tuesday.Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Netanyahu is a “broke and infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits,” the morning after the Israeli leader's 20-minute televised speech outlined 183 CDs of stolen Iranian information. “Netanyahu and the notorious, child-killing Zionist regime must have reached the basic understanding that the people of the world have enough awareness and cognizance,” he added. Qassemi said the Israeli "illegal regime" sees its own survival in viewing others as a threat that capitalizes on the "unawareness of the world's public opinion," according to the Iranian foreign ministry website.
On Monday, Netanyahu unveiled a massive cache of secret documents, obtained in an exceptional Israeli intelligence operation this year, showing that Iran had developed a secret nuclear weapons program and that it lied when it claimed otherwise. He explained that these included 55,000 pages of documents and another 55,000 files on 183 CDs, outlining four ways the Iranian government was lying.Iranian officials have been quick to denounce Netanyahu's speech, calling it "propaganda," though United States President Donald Trump said scrapping the non-proliferation agreement would send “the right message” to North Korea in upcoming negotiations over its own nuclear work, given “new information” that had come to light on Monday.Tovah Lazaroff and Michael Wilner contributed to this report.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu adresses Iranian nuclear activity, April 30th, 2018. (Credit: GPO)