Netanyahu: Iran is refusing to reveal to the world its preparations for the production of nuclear weapons

Report by IAEA reports “transparency” in nuclear program alterations however that Iran has not “addressed al questions” given by the agency; Negotiations to resume Friday in Geneva

Prime Minister Netanyahu  (Eli Mandelbaum)

Prime Minister Netanyahu (Eli Mandelbaum)

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran “has not addressed all questions given by the agency on its nuclear program”. Netanyahu accused Iran of concealing plans to create a nuclear weapons, stated that the report is proof of Iran’s intentions to create nuclear arms.

He stated, “The IAEA report again notes that Iran is refusing to reveal to the world its preparations for the production of nuclear weapons. Iran insists on hiding this from the international community at a time when the major powers are continuing to try and allow Iran to produce the core of such weapons, enriched uranium. These do not go together.”

Addressing negotiations between world powers and Iran, which are set to end with a framework agreement by March 31, Netanyahu stated “The major powers do not need to court Iran to agree to accept the possibility of producing nuclear weapons even as the latter refuses to divulge the details of the preparations for its nuclear weapons.”

Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi stated that the recently released report indicated “the complete transparency of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program…. With regards to the implementation of agreed practical measures, Iran has completed most of them.” According to the IAEA, Iran has followed through with the interim agreement signed with world powers in November of 2013 including the halting of uranium enrichment in IR-5 centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear facility.

According to a report by the IAEA released Thursday, the IR-5 has been disconnected, the document released to member states stating, “The disconnection reflects Iran addressing concerns about its enrichment of uranium…The disconnection provides additional confidence that Iran is abiding by its commitments under the Joint Plan of Action.”

Negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran are to resume on Friday in Geneva with daily reports of success and progress in talks.