by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) - An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) test at a claimed Iranian nuclear site yielded signs of radioactivity, thus proving the site was used for storage of illicit nuclear materials, according to Israeli sources.
The site, which Iran had claimed was a carpet factory, became the object of scrutiny in an address to the UN by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last September, who said Israeli intelligence possessed evidence the Iranians had removed 33 pounds of undocumented enriched uranium from the site in August 2018.
According to Israeli officials who spoke with Axios, the IAEA confirmed through tests of soil samples at the site conducted over the past several months what Israeli intelligence had already known: The Iranians had attempted in August of last year to surreptitiously scrub the site of illicit materials before UN inspectors arrived.
In a further development, on Friday the House of Representatives voted to prevent Trump from executing military strikes on Iran without congressional authorization, revoking the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, which legalized Operation Iraqi Freedom under President George W. Bush.
Any military operation will henceforth have to enjoy bipartisan support in a Democrat-led House in order for congress to approve it, slating the forthcoming UN report on the IAEA’s tests at the covert Iranian site to become just the evidence the Trump administration needs to wage a legal war against Iran.