Sep 29, 2018 10:45 Asia/Tehran
  • Photos: Where is Turquz-abad ?

During his speech on Thursday at the 73rd annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Israeli prime minister used a map and photographs of a building that he claimed was a "secret atomic weapons warehouse" in Turquz-abad.

Iran PressIran news: In a speech before the UN, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said his country’s spies had located “a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and material from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons programme”. 

Turquzabad  is a village in Kahrizak Rural District, Tehran Province, Iran.

 Netanyahu used a map and photographs of a building that he claimed was a secret atomic weapons warehouse


Shortly after Netanyahu's speech, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the Israeli premier for his baseless claims against Iran, saying Tel Aviv is in no position to level such accusations against Tehran.

In a tweet on Thursday, Zarif said, Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons program.

No arts & craft show will ever obfuscate that Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons program - including an *actual atomic arsenal*. Time for Israel to fess up and open its illegal nuclear weapons program to international inspectors.

— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) 27 September 2018

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi also mocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent claims about a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and said, "I really think that some people are pulling Netanyahu's leg." 

Iran has repeatedly announced that its nuclear program is merely for peaceful purposes and poses no threat to the international peace and security.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and European countries have consistently said Iran is abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal.

Israel is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The regime, however, refuses to either accept or deny having the weapons.

It has also evaded signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) amid staunch endeavor by the United States and other Western states on international levels in favor of its non-commitment to the accord.


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