Israel Accuses Iran Of Stealing Nuclear Activity Documents from UN’s Atomic Agency

Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennet on Tuesday accused Iran of using documents stolen from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a bid to cover up its nuclear activities.

“Iran stole classified documents from the UN’s Atomic Agency IAEA and used that information to systematically evade nuclear probes,” Bennett said.

In a video post on his twitter while holding up copies of the documents, Bennett said that “Iran lied to the world and he is lying again right now.”

“How do we know? Because we got our hands on Iran’s deception plan,” Bennett wrote and pasted the link to eight files of documents in English and Farsi (Iranian language), as well as photographs.

Bennett said that the documents were seized by the Israeli intelligence agents in a bold raid on a warehouse in Iran’s capital Tehran in 2018.

Bennett also showed handwritten notes in Persian by the then Iran’s Defense Minister to top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadah, which reads as “sooner or later the (IAEA) will ask us and we’ll need to have a comprehensive cover story for them.”

Fakhrizadeh was killed by a remote-control weapon in Tehran in November 2020 and the government of Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility.

Iran did not show any reaction to Bennett’s claim so far.

Israel leaked the documents at a time where International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Rafael Grossi would present a report next week on its probe regarding nuclear material previously found at three sites, Marivan, Varamin and Turquzabad, which had not declared by Iran.

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