Netanyahu “Nuts,” Only IAEA can assess any claim on Iranian nuclear program: Mogherini

                         EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini 

The EU foreign policy chief says what the Israeli premier tried to present as documents on Iran’s “secret” nuclear work fails to question Tehran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, and that any such claims should solely be assessed by the UN nuclear watchdog.

“What I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) commitments, meaning post-2015 nuclear commitments,” Federica Mogherini said Monday.

The remarks came hours after Netanyahu unveiled what he claimed to be “conclusive proof of the secret” Iranian nuclear program during a televised address from Israel’s ministry for military affairs.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran’s nuclear program, April 30, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Standing in front of a big screen and using large visual aids, the prime minister claimed that “Iran is brazenly lying” about its nuclear activities, presenting 55,000 pages of documents and 55,000 files on CDs as alleged evidence.

Netanyahu’s new anti-Iran show comes only ahead of a May 12 deadline for US President Donald Trump to decide whether Washington would keep its side of the multilateral deal with Iran. Trump has given the European parties to the JCPOA until that date to fix the so-called “flaws” in the accord or face a US exit.

The Israeli leader’s fresh claims contradict numerous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying Iran’s full commitment to its side of the bargain.

Mogherini further said the JCPOA “is not based on assumptions of good faith or trust – it is based on concrete commitments, verification mechanisms and a very strict monitoring of facts, done by the IAEA. The IAEA has published 10 reports, certifying that Iran has fully complied with its commitments.”

“And in any case, if any party and if any country has information of non-compliance, of any kind, it can and should address and channel this information to the proper, legitimate, recognized mechanisms, the IAEA and the Joint Commission [of the JCPOA] for the monitoring of the nuclear deal that I chair and that I convened just a couple of months ago. We have mechanisms in place to address eventual concerns,” she said.

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“IAEA is the only impartial international organisation in charge of monitoring Iran’s nuclear commitments. If any country has information of non-compliance of any kind should address this information to the proper legitimate and recognised mechanism” @FedericaMog

The top EU diplomat further reiterated that she had not seen from “Netanyahu arguments for the moment on non-compliance, meaning violation by Iran of its nuclear commitments under the deal.”

France says Netanyahu claims strengthen Iran deal

France’s Foreign Ministry said that the Israeli data underscored the need to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal and UN inspections remained.

“This information should be studied and evaluated in detail,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.

“The new information presented by Israel could also confirm the need for longer-term assurances on the Iranian program, as the president has proposed,” the statement added.

The statement further said “it is essential that the IAEA can continue to verify Iran’s respect for JCPOA and the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.”

All sides must abide by JCPOA: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with the Israeli premier on the phone, reaffirming Moscow’s support for the Iran deal.

“Vladimir Putin reiterated Russia’s position that the JCPOA, which has a paramount importance in terms of international stability and security, must be strictly observed by all its signatories,” the Kremlin press service quoted the Russian president as saying.

UK, Germany defend Iran deal

A British government spokesman also defended the Iran nuclear pact, saying the IAEA inspection regime “is one of the most extensive and robust in the history of international nuclear accords.”

“It remains a vitally important way of independently verifying that Iran is adhering to the deal and that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful,” he said in a statement.

Furthermore, a German government spokesman said Berlin will analyze the Israeli documents on Iran’s nuclear program, but independent inspections must be maintained.

He emphasized that “the nuclear accord was signed in 2015, including the implementation of an unprecedented, thorough and robust surveillance system by the International Atomic Energy Agency.”

Israeli data ‘mostly recycled material’

Meanwhile, a former deputy director for sanctions at the US State Department said he had not seen anything in Netanyahu’s presentation that would change the accord, BBC reported.

“I think, frankly, this was a political statement meant to try to influence President Trump’s decision on whether to pull out of the deal,” John Hughes said, noting, “I think it’s mostly recycled material.”

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7 Replies to “Netanyahu “Nuts,” Only IAEA can assess any claim on Iranian nuclear program: Mogherini

  1. WTF is France smoking?
    Anyway, Stephen Colbert summed it up nicely last night:

    The clip is HILARIOUS. “. . . in a great intelligence achievement . . .” LMGAO. And they say comedy is hard to do. Bibi, Inc. nailed it! After his release, he should get some bookings in the Catskills. That boy is FUNNY . . . great intelligence achievement, OH THAT IS HILARIOUS!

    Did France pass the dutchie on the left hand side . . . to Israhell?
    I’ve got to track down Absolem, that hookah smoking caterpillar, and ask what the fvck are they smoking?

    “Tell ’em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call . . .

    When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go

    And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low
    When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead . , , ”

    OMIGOSH Israhell stay the FVCK out of U.S. Stop trying to play your “weapons of mASS destruction” taglines. STOP IT!
    You got US DEAD last time the clock struck 9:11
    You got US to breath in the gathering gloom — the toxic dust laced with nuclear thermite. People are going to be watching lights fades in every room . . . as they get very, very ill, and they have been for years. Pulmonary disease on the rise in NYC and down wind!
    You don’t understand the hell you create with your AshkeNAZI mind and greasy non-pork eating pie hole! Talk off you kippa, and put on your Pork Pie Hat, and say ‘bye . . . Felicia!
    Why O’Bomba gave you $10 Million a days is beyond me . . . I hope he liked sucking your Schmeckle when he was in . . . the orifice.
    65,000,000 refugees thank you! All the women and children you tore from their homes.
    You can take the Jew out of Germany,
    But you can’t take the NAZI out of AshkeNAZI
    Whose mind is sick?
    The 65,000,000 refugees? Or . . . the politicians that got them that way? Or . . . the world that did NOTHING about it.
    I pray to GOD and all that is HOLY . . . that when the 10 years of U.S. tax dollar bleeding/leaching is over, Israhell doesn’t get another Yankee Doodle Dollar . . . evah again!

    Look at what they did to get OUR taxpayer funded bequest.

  2. Don`t you just love the hypocrisy of this bozo? Years ago Israel tried to hide their nuclear weapons until Mordechi Vanunu told the whole world about them and was put in prison for spilling the beans!

    1. Vanunu not only was jailed by reveal inside Dimona pictures , he was jailed mainly because he ha became Christian and reject judaism…

  3. The joo’s are historically the greatests forger of all kind things, art , documents, money and what Nutanyahoo he showed not only it’s mostly recycled material, the rest are also faked things, counterfeit things and with lucky there you can find 1 or 2 real iranian facilities pictures….

  4. Only an Israeli stooge would take Satanyahu seriously. Everyone knows that Israel operates an illegal nuclear facility in Dimona and that Israel stockpiles hundreds of nuclear weapons. Israel refuses to allow IAEA inspections of their nuclear facility and refuses to join the NNP agreement. Iran has complied with both of these requirements. Why don’t we hear anyone in a position of authority justifiably accusing the madman Netanyahu for being the world’s worst hypocrite? Even if his accusations were true, (which they are not) he would still be the world’s most hypocritical POS, because his terrorist state operates an illegal nuclear facility and stockpiles hundreds of nuclear weapons. Everyone knows this, so why is no authoritative figure stating the obvious? Is it because everyone in a position of authority knows that telling the truth about Israel is career suicide, or actual suicide?

  5. Let no person or group ever approach me to enforce a rule they themselves will not tolerate.

    Israel should allow complete IAEA inspections and OPCW inspections and join the NNPT or STFU.

    Hey Britain, your stepchild is acting up again.

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