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IAEA confirms Netanyahu's claim about secret Iranian nuclear site

According to the Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found traces of Uranium at a site in Iran that Islamic Republic officials had not declared. Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel had revealed the existence of Turquzabad facility in 2018.

Last year at the UN, Prime Minister Netanyahu called the Turquzabad site "a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and materiel from Iran's secret nuclear weapons program".

Uranium particles have been discovered at a site in Tehran’s Turquzabad district. Last year, prime minister Netanyahu had alleged that this site is an Iranian “secret atomic warehouse”. As evidence, Netanyahu had presented classified documents that Israel had stolen from Iran.

In response, Iran had claimed that the site was a carpet cleaning factory and had no other purpose.

The IAEA report said the inspectors had "detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency.” Adding: "It is essential for Iran to continue interactions with the agency to resolve the matter as soon as possible."

The IAEA's report also confirmed that Iran has resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordo facility, thus breaching another commitment under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Germany, France, and Britain have expressed “extreme concerns” about Iran’s decision. Heiko Maas, the foreign minister of Germany called on the European powers to prepare to consider reinstating UN sanctions on Iran.




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