Friday, November 09, 2007

Israel Wants El-Baradei Out At Nuke Watchdog

By Cernig

Via the BBC:
A senior Israeli minister has called for the sacking of Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog. Deputy PM Shaul Mofaz said the Egyptian head of the International Atomic Energy Agency had endangered world peace by neglecting Iran's nuclear programme.

His comments come days before the IAEA is to publish its latest Iran report.

Mr ElBaradei has said Iran's nuclear programme is not an immediate threat and if it wanted to build a nuclear bomb it would need years to do so.

The IAEA report will help determine whether the United Nations imposes a third set of sanctions on Tehran.

"The policies followed by ElBaradei endanger world peace. His irresponsible attitude of sticking his head in the sand over Iran's nuclear programme should lead to his impeachment," Mr Mofaz said during a visit to Washington.
Imagine, a minister from a nation which developed nukes in secret, is still not a signatory of the NPT and is under pressure at the IAEA to open up its nuclear programs to inspection wants El Baradei gone. Who'd a thunk it?

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