Netanyahu Asks Ministers to Refrain From Commenting on Iran 'Nuclear Archive'

Netanyahu instructs cabinet to keep mum on files unveiled Monday, purportedly detailing a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at press conference presenting documents on Iran's nuclear program, April 30, 2018.
Ofer Vaknin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked government ministers to refrain from commenting about Iran and the cache of documents about Tehran's nuclear program that he presented on Monday.

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In Monday's press conference, Netanyahu said Israel had obtained half a ton's worth of documents related to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, consisting of 55,000 pages, another 55,000 files, and 183 CDs. He went on to present images and documents that he said detail a secret nuclear weapons program called Project Amad.

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On Tuesday, Netanyahu said that professional delegations from the United Kingdom, France, and Germany will arrive in Israel this weekend to examine the materials. In a press briefing following the unveiling of the Iranian documents, he said the materials "turned a lot of question marks into exclamation marks."

Netanyahu said he "invited Britain, France and the U.K. to see the materials and they expressed much interest and are sending delegations of experts to Israel over the weekend to examine them."