New Intelligence on Iran's Illicit Nuclear Program Requires Action
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed startling new evidence today that Iran has been lying to the international community about its nuclear program for decades. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must immediately reopen its investigation into the possible military dimensions of Iran’s program. The IAEA must demand access to Iran’s nuclear scientists and nuclear sites—starting with the site that housed the nuclear archive and extending to suspect military installations.
Iran has clearly misled the world about its nuclear program. It has done so consistently for the past 15 years. Iran’s behavior calls into question whether the IAEA can rely on anything that Tehran has told it.
Israel’s revelations underscore the importance of the United States and our allies fully addressing the shortcomings of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We cannot rely on inadequate inspections. We cannot allow Iran to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. And we cannot rely on Iran’s promises that it will not develop nuclear weapons when restrictions on its program start to sunset.