"We are absolutely convinced that this piece of information has nothing to do with the truth and is a complete fake," Hajiyev told the Azertag news agency, responding to a question about the report in the Kuwaiti news outlet. The Foreign Ministry's comment refers to the report published on Thursday by the Kuwaiti Al Jarida newspaper, citing its sources, claiming that the Israeli intelligence services have managed to abduct Iran's nuclear archive and left it near the border with Azerbaijan. The other group of agents then picked up the archive and brought it to Azerbaijan bypassing border control. The cargo was then delivered to Israel. The Azerbaijani authorities were reportedly not informed about the operation. © AP Photo / Carlos BarriaNo Alternative to Iran Nuclear Deal in Sight as US Set on Withdrawal - AnalystsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Monday that even … [Read more...] about Baku Refutes Transfer of Documents on Iran Nuclear Program Through Azerbaijan
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WASHINGTON -- Israel has tried to shake up the debate over the Iran nuclear deal by showing off alleged evidence of Iran's past nuclear weapons program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said flatly in a dramatic presentation, in English, on Monday that "Iran lied" about its nuclear ambitions. He claimed that a secret archive taken from a warehouse in Tehran includes plans to build atomic warheads. But Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif mocked Netanyahu on Twitter early Tuesday, saying, "the boy who can't stop crying wolf is at it again." Meanwhile, key U.S. ally France -- a signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal -- said that far from proving its illegitimacy, Israel's revelations actually highlight the need to keep the international agreement in place. Ex-CIA chief Hayden: Israel has revealed nothing new on Iran French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll called the nuclear deal, formally known by the acronym JCPOA, among the "most comprehensive and … [Read more...] about What do Israel’s details on Iran nuclear program prove?
France said Tuesday that new claims about Iran's nuclear program presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reinforced the importance of a 2015 deal that imposes controls on the Islamic republic. "The pertinence of the deal is reinforced by the details presented by Israel: all activity linked to the development of a nuclear weapon is permanently forbidden by the deal," said a foreign ministry spokesperson. The ministry said Israeli intelligence information presented on Monday in part confirmed the non-civilian nature of the program revealed by European powers in 2002, but that it merely proved the need to ensure the nuclear deal and U.N. inspections remained. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled what he said was "half a ton" of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming it proved that Iranian leaders covered up a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015. In a speech delivered in English while relying … [Read more...] about Israeli claims on Iran nuclear program show the need of maintaining deal, France says
The Iran deal should remain inviolable as the basis for further contacts on the Iranian nuclear program, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday, TASS reports. The Russian presidential spokesman thus commented on a statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Iran nuclear deal was only the first step and more had to be achieved. "We know the position of European colleagues to the effect that the deal must be preserved. Whether this is a sufficient or an insufficient step is another question but this is the sole substantive consensus, which was achieved by all the parties concerned as a result of very tense work. That is why, any continuation and improvement of the situation with regard to further settlement can be carried out only on the basis of something substantive and this is exactly the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action]," Peskov said. "What is the main thing is the inviolability of this deal; otherwise, there will be no platform for continuing contacts … [Read more...] about Kremlin: Iran nuclear deal should remain inviolable as basis for further contacts
The Kremlin says it is in favor of preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, since it is hardly possible to repeat the work done while preparing it. “We are in favor of preserving the JCPOA in its present form. We also believe there is no alternative,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. He said that “the JCPOA in its current form was a product of meticulous and intense diplomatic efforts by many states,” according to TASS. “Whether or not it is possible to repeat such successful work in the current situation – that’s a big question,” he said. Iran’s stance on the JCPOA is the core issue during the discussion of new potential agreements, Peskov said. … [Read more...] about Kremlin sees no alternative to current deal on Iran’s nuclear program