>> Iran lied, Big time.>> Speaking in English and backed up by large annotated slides, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of trying to conceal an early effort to obtain an atomic bomb.>> Iran lied about never having a nuclear weapons program.>> Netanyahu, on Monday, said Israel had obtained secret Iranian archives, showing Tehran had at one point sought to develop weapons grade nuclear material and warheads, something Iran has always denied.
The move comes as US President Donald Trump weighs whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal that limited Iran's nuclear ambitions. And the message from Israel appears tailored for a very particular audience. Reuters foreign affairs editor, Yara Bayoumy.>> We've seen from Netanyahu, specifically since the Trump administration has come into power, that he's parroted and used a lot of the phrases that Trump himself has used to criticize the deal.
>> It was a terrible deal.>> So this is a terrible deal.>> It's ridiculous, it should have never been made.>> It should never have been concluded.>> So it's very clear that Netanyahu here really is making his case, in large part to the American public and American officials.
>> And Trump, on Monday, seemed receptive to the message.>> I think, if anything, what's happening today and what's happened over the last little while and what we've learned has really shown that I've been 100% right.>> His evolving circle of advisors now seem to indicate a more hard line stance.
>> A lot of so called Iran Hocks have gained prominence. Whether that is in the shape of Mike Pompello, the new Secretary of State, and more importantly, perhaps, John Bolton, the new National Security Advisor. Who is on the record saying that the deal is also a terrible deal and one that should be completely ripped up.
>> The 2015 deal lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on Tehran's ability to enrich nuclear material. International monitors have repeatedly said Iran is in compliance with the 2015 agreement.