US: Iran nuclear deal ‘was made on a completely false pretense’

The White House has restated its support for the Israeli operation in Tehran that led to the discovery of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons archive by attacking the nuclear deal. “Iran lied on the front end. They were dishonest actors,” the White House press secretary said Tuesday.
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A day after Israel unveiled the Iranian nuclear weapons archive, the United States continued to voice its support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to make the information public. During a press briefing on Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders echoed Netanyahu’s claims about Iran lying during the nuclear deal negotiations.

“The problem is that the deal was made on a completely false pretense,” she said. “Iran lied on the front end. They were dishonest actors, and so the deal that was made was made on things that weren’t accurate. And we have a big problem with that.”

“We had discussions with Israel about their rollout and we were notified prior to their announcement,” she added.

On Tuesday evening in Israel, new details about the top-secret Mossad operation that led to the discovery of Iran’s nuclear archive were released. According to Hadashot news, a Mossad unit that was operating in Iran had located the warehouse and the precise hangar where the safe that contained the documents was stored. The agents then broke into the warehouse and hangar, located the safe and moved it to a different location. At some point, the Iranians discovered that the documents had been stolen but the Mossad unit was still successful in smuggling them back to Israel.

The operation took place from 2016 to January 31, 2018, and despite the positive outcome, the agents encountered some mishaps and obstacles, which they managed to overcome.

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