Israeli PM Claims He Discovered Iran Nuclear Site, But No Evidence Exists

Accuses Iran of destroying site months before he discovered it

Increasingly desperate to insinuate himself into international Iran news ahead of an upcoming election, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Monday to have suddenly discovered a secret Iranian nuclear weapons site.

There’s a big hole in this story, however, and that’s evidence. Israel has no evidence of the site beyond Netanyahu’s say-so, and even he concedes that no evidence exists anymore, since he’s accusing Iran of destroying the site months ago.

Even for an Israeli accusation against Iran, this is pretty flimsy, since if the site existed, Iran would’ve had no reason to think it’d be discovered months later. Even then, that Iran demolished a building is hardly a smoking gun.

Iranian FM Javad Zarif dismissed the accusation, of course, saying “the possessor of real nukes cries wolf.” Israel is the lone nuclear power in the Middle East.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of