PM gives UNGA speech centered on Iran, Hezbollah, anti-semitism, corruption of the PA, exposes nuclear facility in Iran; IDF exposes Iranian precision missile facilities in Beirut; Netanyahu: The reason Iran did not destroy its atomic facility and warehouse is because it is not finished with them.
Prime Minister Netanyahu revealed an additional secret Iranian nuclear facility during his UN General Assembly address on Thursday.
The prime minister’s address to the 73rd assembly centered on Iran, Hezbollah, the corruption of the Palestinians, US-Israeli relations and the United States support of Israel, its declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and its support at the UN.
Netanyahu started his address revealing for the first time an additional Iranian nuclear site, a storage facility in Tehran. Showing photos and providing evidence, Netanyahu called on the International Atomic Energy Agency to immediately inspect Iran’s facilities, criticizing the failure of the nuclear deal and agency to prevent Iran’s nuclear program.
He stated “The IAEA still has not taken any action. It has not posed a single question of Iran. It has not demanded to inspect a single new site discovered in that secret archive. So I decided to reveal today something else that we revealed to the IAEA and to other intelligence agencies.”
On Iran’s efforts and deception he stated, “The reason Iran did not destroy its atomic facility and warehouse is because it is not finished with them.” He reported that a warehouse at the site was recently cleared, stating “Just last month they cleared out 15 kilograms of radioactive material,” warning Iran “Israel knows what you’re doing and Israel knows where you are doing it.”
Netanyahu then criticized Europe’s economic support for Iran while turning a blind eye to its violations, asking ‘Will they ever wake up?’. He added “the goal should be that the Iranians understand they cannot continue with their ballistic missile test, acquiring a ballistic missile capabilities. The result will be a better agreement.”
He praised the United States for leaving the nuclear deal, its support for Israel at the UN and thanked President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley.
He then spoke of Hezbollah’s efforts in producing precision missiles and threat on its civilian populations stating ”I have a message for Hezbollah today. Israel also knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you are doing it and Israel will not let you get away with it.” Moments after his speech, the IDF released satellite footage of 3 sites in Beirut being used by Iran for accurate, long-range missile production. The sites are located near an international airport and several civilian areas, including schools and a sports stadium. The IDF reported Iran’s “Missile Accuracy Project” was intentionally transferred to the “heart of the city of Beirut… jeopardizing the Lebanese civilian population”.
(IDF Spokespersons Unit satellite footage of missile facilities in Beirut)
Prime Minister Netanyahu also exposed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s denial of the Holocaust, while reporting on the Palestinians payment of terrorists for killing Jews. He stated “This body should not be applauding the head of a regime that pays terrorists. The UN should condemn such a despicable policy.” He also defended Israel against claims of apartheid and racism.
Be sure to watch Amir’s update on Netanyahu’s speech below.