As deadline looms, Trump slams 'horrible' Iran deal

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US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement reached between Iran and global powers.

His remarks followed a weekend meeting between Netanyahu and newly sworn-in U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It is unclear how or when Israel got the documents out of Iran.

However, much of what Netanyahu presented is unlikely to surprise world powers, which have long concluded that Iran was pursuing atomic weapons before the agreement was signed in 2015: that is why they imposed sanctions in the first place.

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency dismissed the speech, saying Netanyahu is "famous for ridiculous shows".

In an address broadcast live on all main TV channels in Israel, Netanyahu lifted a curtain, revealing shelves housing what he said was part of Iran's nuclear archive. The evidence flies in the face of assurances from President Barack Obama, former members of his national security team, and worldwide leaders that the Iran nuclear deal will safely keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of the Iranians.

Speaking in English at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu gave a presentation including videos and slides he said exposed Iran's nuclear dossier.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu staged a freakish power point presentation on Iran's "secret nukes". "We can now prove that PA was a comprehensive program to design, build and test nuclear weapons".

In Washington, Trump said it vindicated his past criticism of the nuclear deal.


The intelligence haul, Netanyahu said, shows that Iran lied to the world when its leaders said it had never had a nuclear weapons program. The oversight and inspection provisions of the Iran deal have clearly failed.

"The boy who can't stop crying wolf is at it again", Zarif wrote after Netanyahu's office flagged that he would deliver a statement on Iran. "I hope Trump comes to his senses and stays in the deal".

Later on Monday, Trump said Netanyahu's presentation and other recent events show that he has been "100 percent right" about Iran.

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In a speech delivered in English and relying on his trademark use of visual aids, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed the material showed that Iran can not be trusted, and encouraged President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal next month.

The U.S. has verified the material as authentic, she said she was told.

Pompeo lashed out at Tehran on Sunday during a rapid tour of Middle East allies ahead of a crucial White House decision on whether to quit a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and national security experts from a number of countries - including the United States and Israel - have recently indicated that Iran is abiding by the terms of the agreement. Analysts said the market is extremely sensitive to any developments on the nuclear deal and sanctions. Theyre not sitting back idly. He also joined Netanyahu in lashing out at Iran.

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