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Netanyahu spoke about Israel’s refusal to use nuclear weapons first

The Israeli prime minister did not directly answer the question of whether his country has nuclear weapons. Israel "will not be the first to resort to its application," Netanyahu added.

ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) –┬áIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with CNN left the answer to the question of whether the country has nuclear weapons.

Journalist Chris Cuomo asked about the availability of the arsenal, demanding a “yes” or “no” answer. Netanyahu did not choose any of the options and said that Israel “will not be the first to resort to its application.”

After that, the Israeli prime minister began to talk about his country not looking for war with Iran. According to him, “no one would like such a development of events.”

On April 30, Netanyahu presented an archive of documents, which, he said, confirm that Iran secretly develops nuclear weapons. All the data necessary for Iran to develop nuclear weapons are stored in a secret complex in the Shorabad area in Tehran. Israeli intelligence managed to get them, said Netanyahu. This is 55 thousand pages of documents and 183 CDs with classified information. He promised to convey all this information to the UN and the IAEA.

In Tehran, the charges were called ridiculous, and the speech of Netanyahu – a show planned for the decision of US President Donald Trump about the future of a nuclear deal with Iran. It is expected that the final decision of Trump will take place on May 17.

Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that the dossier submitted by Israel should first of all be studied by the IAEA.

Israel does not officially recognize the country’s nuclear weapons. According to experts from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Israel has 80 warheads . Among them – 50 warheads for medium-range ballistic missiles Jericho II.