Oil Prices Rise As Israeli PM Calls Iran Liar Over Nuclear Weapons Status

by Julianne Geiger

Oil prices inched higher on Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Israel had proof that Iran lied about its nuclear weapons program.

The Brent Crude benchmark fell to $72.91 early on Monday, but rallied to as high as $75.34 in later-day trading after Netanyahu cited thousands of documents that Israel had obtained which showed Iran had lied repeatedly and “brazenly.”

In a succinct phrase that’s more indicative of U.S. President Donald Trump, Netanyahu said in a televised address “I’m here to tell you one thing: Iran lied. Big time.”

Specifically, Israel is claiming that Iran lied when it said it did not have a “comprehensive program to design, build, and test nuclear weapons.” Netanyahu went on to say in the address that Tehran’s Project Amad was designed to produce five warheads, each with a 10 kiloton TNT yield—warheads that could be placed onto a missile.

Netanyahu called on President Trump to “do the right thing”—a comment that is particularly poignant given the May 12 deadline for issuing yet another sanctions waiver to Iran..

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2 Responses

  1. {{{THEY}}} certainly have a monopoly on CHUTZPAH….


    why exactly do truth hating terrorists always want a war
    to make more filthy lucre by the mass murder for
    filthy lucre business model…


    curious that….


    truth isn’t on holiday on account of a psychopath ….
    “religion”….of BAD FAITH…!!!

  2. Jack up those oil prices & profit from this charade!

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