Published on Feb 23, 2015
Newly-leaked top secret Israeli documents reveal that Israel’s spy agency knew Iran was not working to acquire nuclear weapons when Prime Minister Netanyahu declared during a UN General Assembly speech that Tehran is trying to build such a bomb.
The document is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services. It shows the wide gap between public claims of Israeli authorities and intelligence assessments of Israel about Iran’s nuclear program. During his speech in 2012, Netanyahu brandished a cartoon of a bomb, claiming Tehran is only a year away from making a nuclear bomb. The revelation comes as Netanyahu is to travel to Washington and address Congress on what he calls dangers of Iran’s nuclear program.