2 May 2018

Nuclear experts refute Netanyahu's Iran claims

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 2 May 2018

The International Atomic Energy Agency has refuted claims made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran had in the past secretly worked on a nuclear project called "Project Amad". Mr Netanyahu on Tuesday said Israeli spies had found mountains of evidence of plans to build nuclear weapons despite claims from Iran it has mothballed the project 15 years ago. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the documents proved "beyond any doubt" that Iran had not told the truth. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi described Mr Netanyahu as an "infamous liar who has had nothing to offer except lies and deceits". Former Guardian Middle East editor Ian Black discusses the details with Susie Ferguson.