Israeli Lawmakers Call for Tougher Approach Toward Iran Following Netanyahu Disclosures

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents material on Iranian nuclear weapons development during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Monday, April 30 2018. Netanyahu says his government has obtained "half a ton" of secret Iranian documents proving the Tehran government once had a nuclear weapons program. Calling it a "great …
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The Times of Israel reports: Lawmakers on Monday night largely praised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s revelation of a trove of Iranian files he said showed Tehran has long pursued atomic weapons — and continued to do so after the 2015 deal meant to curb its nuclear program.

Housing Minister Yoav Galant said Iran now understands “the lie is exposed.”

“Iran is the source of terror in the world — a nuclear Iran is a clear and immediate danger to the peace of the world and especially Israel,” he tweeted, while praising Israel’s intelligence agencies and Netanyahu for his “bravery and determination.”

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