Monday, January 23, 2006

IAEA drops the ball again..

The International Atomic Energy Agency chief, our own Inspector Clouseau Mohamed ElBaradei refused to have a report ready Iran's disputed nuclear work in time for a February 2 IAEA crisis meeting. Top News Article |

The US and the EU wanted Le Inspector ElBaradei to make a broad accounting of Tehran's nuclear project to the special IAEA meeting they called for February, rather than wait for a regularly scheduled March 6 session.

"Due process, therefore, must take its course before (we are) able to submit a detailed report," he said in a letter to the U.S., British, French and Australian ambassadors to the IAEA. In other words, his valuable insights can't be hustled up a month!

In other news, US UN Ambassador John Bolton spoke via sattelite link to the Herzliya conference in Israel I reported on yesterday with a VERY diffeent message than the ones Israel got from the European delgates.Jerusalem Post | Breaking News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World

Bolton said that Bush was determined to pursue the issue through peaceful and diplomatic means, "but has made clear that a nuclear Iran is not acceptable."

According to Bolton, Bush worries that a nuclear-equipped Iran under its current leadership could well engage in a nuclear holocaust, "and that is just not something he is going to accept."

Let's hope so.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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