Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu unveiled evidence on 30 April of what he claimed was a cache of documents proving that Iran had lied about its nuclear intentions when it agreed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015.
The JCPOA, under which Iran agreed to dramatically reduce its stockpiles of enriched uranium and the number of gas centrifuges it operates in return for a lifting of US, EU, and UN economic sanctions, is due to have its US sanctions waivers renewed on 12 May. The evidence presented by Netanyahu does not indicate an Iranian breach of the conditions of the JCPOA, but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in response to the revelations that the agreement was “built on lies”.
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