WASHINGTON, Reacting to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement that Israel has evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program, the White House on Monday said the US is “aware of the information” and “continues to examine it carefully.” “This information provides new and compelling details about Iran’s efforts to develop missile-deliverable nuclear weapons,” said a statement released by the White House.
“These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people,” the statement said.
“The Iranian regime has shown it will use destructive weapons against its neighbors and others. Iran must never have nuclear weapons.” Netanyahu’s elaborate, live presentation on national television was seen by analysts as aimed at adding pressure on President Donald Trump to pull the US out of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal by May 12, the next deadline for review of the agreement.
Source: Kuwait News Agency