Will Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s exposé of Iran’s deceit in signing the 2015 nuclear accord affect the Islamic Republic’s current Middle East military strategy? Most certainly not, say DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. Just the reverse. Neither will it have much effect on world opinion, which is long inured to disclosures of Iran’s warmongering in the Middle East, its illicit ballistic missile program and its nuclear partnership with the rogue North Korean regime. European leaders were not bowled over by Netanyahu’s revelations either. As one put it: “We have never been naive about Iran.” The Russian and Chinese presidents are nowhere near being convinced to drop their support for the JCPOA or change their Iranian policies.
So why did Netanyahu choose to release the 100,000 secret documents covering Iran’s nuclear secrets at this time? The answer is to be found in the fact that they were harvested in a joint secret coup engineered by the Israeli Mossad, headed by Yossie Cohen and the American CIA director Mike Pompeo, before he became secretary of state. President Donald Trump needed heavy ammo for a decision to take the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal on May 12. This decision and how he handles the Iranian peril will vitally affect his tactics for the coming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The wheels spinning behind Netanyahu’s dramatic presentation, the parties covertly involved in obtaining Iran’s secret Atomic Archive, and the hidden collaboration between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, will be revealed in the coming DEBKA Weekly issue out on Friday, May 4.
DEBKAfile reports that since Monday midday, columns of IDF tank-hauling trucks were seen heading north along the national Highway 6.
Unconfirmed disclosures continue to shed light on the string of unclaimed missile attacks in Syria on Sunday evening, which struck two pro-Iranian Shiite command centers. Some sources say that one of the targets was a depot holding 200 Iranian missiles destined for Hizballah; another added to the list Nairab military airport outside Aleppo.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, addressing the nation Monday night, April 30, revealed that proofs of Iran’s deceit were provided by Israeli intelligence which, in an amazing feat, got hold of Iran’s secret Atomic Archive. Revealing their content for the first time in public, Netanyahu said the Archive contained 100,000 incriminating Iranian documents, charts, presentations, photos and videos offering conclusive proof that Iran had for years lied to the international community when it claimed it had never sought a nuclear weapon and had secretly continued its military program after signing the 2015 accord. “We have shared this evidence with the US which confirms its authenticity and with other powers,” the prime minister said.
From 2003, Iran moved its nuclear sites from one hideout to another while continue to develop its program. Netanyahu pointed to a photo of an innocent-looking address in the Shorabad district of Tehran where, he said, Iran had in 2017 locked away its Atomic Archive in massive safes. Iran dubbed its secret nuclear weapons program Project Amad. Its goal was to “design, produce and test 5 warheads, each of 10 kilotons TNT yield for integration on a missile.” He pointed to a spreadsheet which itemized the stages of the project: yellowcake production, centrifuges for the enrichment project, the warhead project and simulation.” A secret underground facility was built for developing nuclear cores and building nuclear implosion systems. After the nuclear payload was integrated on a Shahab 3 missile, with a range far longer than Riyad, Tel Aviv or Moscow, tests were to be conducted at five sites in eastern Iran.
To cheat the world, the Iranian defense minister announced that the Amad Project was closed. But on the quiet, he ordered the work to be clandestinely split into two parts: covert and overt (dual use). Under the guise of scientific research, it would stay afloat, using the same personnel as the Amad Project, led by Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. The material was secretly stored for use “at a time of its choice to develop nuclear weapons.”
One of the key provisions of the nuclear accord, the JCPOA, which Iran signed with six world powers in 2015, was that Tehran would come clean on its nuclear program to the international watchdog, the IAEA. The agency heard Tehran deny the existence of the Amad Project and claim that the use of any technology for developing nuclear weapons had been discontinued. The Atomic Archive proved that Iran lied.
In conclusion, the prime minister said: “Iran lied about never having had a nuclear program and, even after signing the nuclear accord, continued to preserve and expand its nuclear knowhow for future use.” He said that Tehran lied again in 2015 by failing to come clean to the IAEA and continued to lie when its leaders declared they had never wanted to produce a bomb. “Based on lies and deception, the accord gave Iran a clear path to an atomic arsenal.” Netanyahu concluded. “It is therefore a terrible deal. In a few days Trump will make a decision. ‘I am sure he will do the right thing for the US, Israel and world peace.” President Trump responded to the evidence laid out by Prime Minister Netanyahu by saying: “This is just not an acceptable situation, as I’ve said all along.”
DEBKAfile adds four comments:
- The material presented by the prime minister demonstrated that Iran’s nuclear program had been secretly stored intact for use at a time of its choice and posed an ever-present peril.
- Netanyahu’s disclosure of Iran’s Atomic Archive, obtained in an extraordinary feat by Israeli intelligence, was intended to support President Trump in his tendency to scrap the nuclear deal on May 12.
- The prime minister’s presentation may have been coordinated with the White House and the last touches applied during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit on Sunday, April 29.
- Evidence that the Amad Project is alive opens the way for the Trump administration to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Stringent steps against Tehran are calculated to strengthen the US president’s hand ahead of his coming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Saudi Crown Prince Bombshell To Jewish Leaders: Palestinians Must “Accept Peace Or Shut Up”
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) issued a stunning and unprecedented rebuke to Palestinian leadership while speaking to US Jewish groups in the midst of the prince’s American tour last month.
MBS reportedly told the heads of Jewish organizations in a closed-door meeting in New York on March 27th that Palestinians should either accept peace proposals or “shut up,” according to Axios.
Multiple diplomatic sources, including a leaked Israeli foreign ministry cable sent from the Israeli consulate in New York, confirm the statements which shocked the audience to the point that “people literally fell off their chairs.”
Axios reports the Saudi crown prince’s words as follows:
“In the last several decades the Palestinian leadership has missed one opportunity after the other and rejected all the peace proposals it was given. It is about time the Palestinians take the proposals and agree to come to the negotiations table or shut up and stop complaining.“
Since Saudi Arabia’s founding in 1932 and subsequent diplomatic embroilment in Israeli-Palestinian matters, especially after the Jewish state’s establishment in 1948, it has staunchly been on the Palestinian side (though often merely from a distance), accusing the Israelis of genocide and expansionist aggression against surrounding Arab nations. As a charter member of the Arab League it actively fought against the establishment of Israel, and also voted against the original U.N. Partition Plan for Palestine. The Saudis sent troops to fight on the allied Arab side in multiple conflicts with Israel, and the two have never had diplomatic relations.
Russia Launches “Floating Chernobyl” Bound For The Arctic
On Saturday, the world’s first floating nuclear power unit (FPU) dubbed ‘Academik Lomonosov’ departed from the region of Baltiyskiy Zavod in St. Petersburg, towed by two deep-sea tugboats.
“No Longer Reversible”: China’s Low Fertility Rate And Birth Restrictions Set Stage For Disaster
While China has embarked on ambitious plans for economic and military domination over the next several decades, they may end up defeating themselves without a single shot fired – thanks to their longstanding birth restrictions, shrinking fertility rate and exploding elderly population.
UN Official Warns: Migrant Crisis 2.0 Might Come From Africa
A prominent UN official warned earlier this week that the next Migrant Crisis to crash into Europe might come from Africa and not the Mideast, and that its second iteration might be much more devastating than the first due to the sheer size of possible populations involved.
The Executive Director of the UN World Food Program made global headlines a few days ago when he warned that terrorists might weaponize food scarcity in Africa in order to trigger a new Migrant Crisis in Europe, one which they hope to exploit in order to infiltrate the continent. These were David Beasley’s exact words to the UK Guardian:
“You are going to face a similar pattern of what took place years ago, except you are going to have more ISIS [Daesh] and extremist groups infiltrating migration. What we are picking up is that they are partnering with the extremist groups like Boko Haram and al-Qaeda to divvy up territory and resources and to continue to infiltrate and destabilize in the hope of creating migration into Europe where they can infiltrate and cause chaos.
If you [the Europeans] think you had a problem resulting from a nation of 20 million people like Syria because of destabilization and conflict resulting in migration, wait until the greater Sahel region of 500 million people is further destabilized. And this is where the European community and international community have got to wake up.”
Liberal-Globalists might salivate at what he said because they see it as an historic opportunity to socio-culturally re-engineer the essence of European society and fulfill their ideological objectives, while EuroRealist patriots might shudder because this scenario represents the end of traditional Western Civilization as the world knows it.
Ron Paul Rages: ‘Baby Alfie’ Is The Latest Victim Of Omnipotent Government
Twenty-three-month-old Alfie Evans, passed away in a British hospital on Saturday. While the official cause of death was a degenerative brain disease, Alfie may have been murdered by the British health system and the British high court. Doctors at the hospital treating Alfie decided to remove his life support, against the wishes of Alfie’s parents. The high court not only upheld the doctors’ authority to override the parents’ wishes, it refused to allow the parents to take Alfie abroad for treatment.
In upholding the government’s authority to substitute its judgment for that of Alfie’s parents, the high court is following in the footsteps of authoritarians throughout history. Ever since Plato, supporters of big government have sought to put government in charge of raising children. The authoritarianism of a system where “experts” can override parents is underscored by a police warning that they were “monitoring” social media posts regarding Alfie.
Alfie’s case is not just an example of the dangers of allowing government to usurp parental authority or the failures of socialized medicine. It shows the logical result of the widespread acceptance of the idea that rights are mere privileges bestowed by government. It follows from this idea that rights can be taken away whenever demanded by government officials or the popular will.
Of course, most western politicians deny they believe rights come from government. They instead claim that government must place “reasonable” limits on rights to advance important policy goals, such as limiting the right to free speech to protect certain groups from hate speech, or limiting property rights to promote economic equality. But, a right by its very nature cannot be limited or abolished and still be a right.
This disdain for a true understanding of rights is found among both liberals and conservatives. Both support a welfare-warfare state funded via the theft of income taxes and the indirect theft of inflation. Both support jailing people for nonviolent actions like drinking raw milk. Many politicians, regardless of ideology, support restrictions on parental rights such as mandatory vaccination laws.
While claiming to support the right to life, most modern liberals not only support legalized abortion, they want to force pro-lifers to fund abortion providers. Both the right-wing neocons and left-wing humanitarian interventionists dismiss the innocents killed in US military actions as inconsequential “collateral damage.”
America’s Founding Fathers rejected the idea that rights come from government. They instead embraced the view that rights are either granted by the creator or are a basic attribute of humanity.
Since rights do not come from government, government has no more legitimate authority to violate our rights than does a private individual. Thus, if an individual cannot use force to make you help others, neither can the government. If an individual cannot use force to stop you from gambling online or telling un-PC jokes, neither can the government. If an individual cannot use force to stop parents from seeking medical treatment for their child, neither can the government.
Widespread acceptance of natural rights and the principle of nonaggression that flows from natural rights is key to obtaining and maintaining a free society. Thus, educating people in the benefits of free markets, individual liberty, and a foreign policy of peace and free trade is key to protecting future Alfie Evanses, and other victims of the welfare-warfare state, as well as to restoring respect for the moral principles of liberty among a critical mass of the people.