A staff writer at the Mehr News Agency in Iran reacts to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister’s suggestions that the head of the IAEA, Mohammad ElBaradei, be fired from his post just before a new IAEA report on Iran is due. Shaul Mofaz accused ElBaradei of pursuing policies which “endanger world peace.” Israel, Pakistan, India and North Korea are the only countries out of 189 who are not signatories of the NPT.
Since Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency signed a deal on August 21 to clear up the remaining questions about Iran’s nuclear activities Israel and U.S. became too angry and started leveling charges against the IAEA and its director Mohamed ElBaradei.
This angriness and impudence is becoming more and more naked as Iran and the IAEA are actually succeeding to resolve all differences one by one, especially after ElBaradei stressed in an interview with CNN on October 28 that there is no evidence that Iran is building nuclear weapons.
ElBaradei even said if the United States had more information on Iran’s nuclear drive than the IAEA, “I would be very happy to receive it and go forward.” He also said, “I would hope we would stop spinning and hyping the Iranian issue.”
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz called Thursday for ElBaradei’s dismissal, claiming he had turned a blind eye to Iran’s nuclear program.
“The policies followed by ElBaradei endanger world peace. His irresponsible attitude of sticking his head in the sand over Iran’s nuclear program should lead to his impeachment,” Mofaz told public radio from Washington.
Can Mofaz, George W. Bush, or Dick Cheney, make judgments about the nature of Iran’s nuclear program or the IAEA, which as a UN technical body, its nuclear experts are monitoring Iran’s activities?
This statement is uttered by a person whose country has not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is the only nuclear-armed country in the Middle East, and the name of his country is associated with occupation, terror, bloodshed, violation of international law, trampling of human values, etc.
Disrespect to expert findings is an insult to human understanding and only gives venue to rumors and lies and puts international peace in danger.
Man has paid too much for the twisting of realities throughout the course of history, and the most recent one was the issue of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction program which only brought disgrace for the White House officials and about a million Iraqi deaths.
Mr. Mofaz and other Israeli and U.S. officials will surely buy more shame for themselves as more light is cast on the nature of Iran’s nuclear activities.
(Nov. 11 Tehran Times Opinion Column, by our staff writer)
Irancove @ November 12, 2007