U.S. outreach to Iran could aid IAEA probe: ElBaradei
Reuters / Mark Heinrich and Sylvia Westall
02-Mar-2009 (2 comments)

A new U.S. readiness to engage Iran could help resolve suspicions about its nuclear work but Tehran must do more to "unblock this stalemated situation," the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday. Mohamed ElBaradei made the remarks in an address kicking off a week-long meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of governors in Vienna, the first since U.S. President Barack Obama took office on January 20.  ElBaradei also said Syria was obstructing IAEA efforts to clarify U.S. intelligence indications that it almost built a covert nuclear reactor geared to yielding plutonium for atom bombs before it was destroyed in a 2007 Israeli air strike.

News Goffer

maybe, maybe not

by News Goffer on

I don't think the IAEA should hold their breath for direct US-IRAN talks to commence anytime soon (as in immediately).  The IAEA should proceed with their own regulations vis a vis a member country that won't let them do their inspections.

The IAEA is responsible for allowing IRI to drag its feet and fool around with its obligations for a couple of crucial years during which time they started the accelerated phase of building centrifigues; the IAEA entered that scene too late.

The US will be taking its time in establishing relations with Iran, time that the IAEA simply doesn't have for doing its job right.



UN has no business inspecting selectively

by farokh2000 on

I have no love lost for the criminal Mullahs but the whole game of UN needing to inspect the activities of Iran's nuclear plants, currently under construction, is totally selective.

Wasn't this the CIA that protected the head criminal Khomieni in Iraq for over 25 years and then brought him to take over when the Shah had proven useless to them?

They are not inspecting the agressive members, like US, who has invaded and occupied and murdered millions of innocent people, are they?.

Was it not the criminal Rumsfield who said the US would "nuke Iraq if people resisted the invasion"?. Where was UN then and what did they do to prevent the murders committed by a "member State", using spent uranium(Cluster Bombs), that kill for years to come?

What business do they have to inspect others who don't have any nuclear weapons and have not invaded anyone in more than 200 years?

Is this not a selective and biased process, forced by the Super Powers to subdue other Countries and make them do what the Masters want them to?