Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over claims that Tehran has been concealing a secret atomic warehouse.
“He’s just trying to find a smokescreen,” Zarif said in an excerpt of an interview set to air on CBS’s public affairs program “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Iran’s top diplomat went on to brand Netanyahu’s accusations as “nonsense.” “He’s been wrong about the previous [allegations] and he’s wrong about this one,” Zarif added. “The previous allegations that Netanyahu made have been investigated by the IAEA and have been rejected.”
During the UN General Assembly meeting on Thursday, Netanyahu accused Iran of storing “massive amounts” of nuclear equipment and material in a secret nuclear facility in Tehran, disguised as a rug-cleaning factory.
Zarif vehemently denied the claim and went on the offensive, saying the Zionist entity was the only entity in the region to have a concealed nuclear weapons program.