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U.S. says Israel's information on Iran nuclear programme 'compelling'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that information released by Israel on Iran’s nuclear programme provides “new and compelling details” about Tehran’s efforts to develop “missile-deliverable nuclear weapons.”

“These facts are consistent with what the United States has long known: Iran had a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons programme that it has tried and failed to hide from the world and from its own people,” the White House statement said.

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to decide by May 12 whether to pull the United States out of a 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran.

(This version of the story officially corrects to show White House says Iran had a “robust ... nuclear weapons programme)

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler