Departing United Nations Nuke Watchdog, IAEA director Dr. Mohammed El-Baradei is just a hack for the Iranian Nuke program: Last year the Wall Street Journal described him this way:
The IAEA director seems intent on undercutting Security Council diplomacy. Just weeks after President George Bush toured the Middle East to build Arab support for pressure on Tehran, Mr. ElBaradei appeared on Egyptian television on Feb. 5 to urge Arabs in the opposite direction, insisting Iran was cooperating and should not be pressured. And as he grows more and more isolated from Western powers intent on disarming Iran, Mr. ElBaradei has found champions in the developing and Arab world. They cheer his self-imposed mission — to hamstring U.S. efforts to constrain Iran’s program, whether or not the regime is violating its non-proliferation obligations or pursuing nuclear weapons.
In working to undermine sanctions, however, Mr. ElBaradei demeans the purpose of his agency and undercuts its non-proliferation mission. He also makes military action all the more likely, because if there is no non-military option, Israel will act to defend herself.
In August Israel accused El-Baradei of protecting Iran, hiding evidence that it was pursuing a nuclear weapon, that charge was backed up by France a month later. Yes that France, the one with the Eiffel Tower, etc.
El-Baradei has done all that he can to help Iran in its effort to build a bomb, and as he enters the last days before his ouster from office. he is still protecting the terrorist state, he is urging the west NOT to place new sanctions on Iran because if its lack of cooperation in creating a deal to prevent further development of its nuclear weapons program:
ElBaradei advises West not to impose sanctions on Iran
UN nuclear watchdog chief urges Tehran to agree fuel deal by year, says plan is rare chance to defuse mistrust over its nuclear program
The United Nations nuclear watchdog chief urged Iran on Friday to accept an offer to process its enriched uranium abroad by the end of 2009 and advised Western powers not to impose further sanctions on Tehran.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said a plan brokered by the IAEA in which Iran would send low-enriched uranium to Russia and France for conversion into fuel for a Tehran medical reactor was a rare chance to defuse mistrust over its nuclear program.
“I would hope definitely that we’ll get an agreement before the end of the year,” he told a news conference in Berlin. “I believe frankly the ball is very much in the Iranian court. I hope they will not miss this unique but fleeting opportunity.”
ElBaradei, who retires on November 30 [he was not renewed] after 12 tough years trying to stop the spread of nuclear weapons know-how, praised the role in talks with Iran played by US President Barack Obama, saying he had initiated a “complete change of policy.”
….Today’s meeting — involving China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States — “is to review the latest developments on the Iran nuclear issue,” according to a spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy head Javier Solana. Further details were not available.
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei, who offered the formal plan to Tehran, said he hoped the six states would not pursue additional sanctions. Iran has already been hit with three rounds of U.N. Security Council sanctions.
“I think the group of six are partly meeting in an environment of desperation,” ElBaradei, who is in his final days as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, said in Berlin. “I haven’t really talked to them but again, they talk about the dual track [of diplomatic outreach and economic penalties], but to me the second track is a dead-end street.” ElBaradei’s plan was intended to reduce immediate fears that Iran could use its existing stock of low-enriched uranium to produce weapon-grade material. Leaders in other states hoped that the proposal could also give them breathing room for further negotiations aimed at permanently halting Iran’s uranium enrichment operations, which could produce reactor fuel but also weapons material. Iran has rejected calls to halt its work, saying the program is strictly civilian in nature
Sure its peaceful, that’s why the AP has reported that one of their Nuke Plants is too small for anything except making bombs:
One of the diplomats — a senior official from a European nation — said Thursday that the enrichment hall is too small to house the tens of thousands of centrifuges needed for peaceful industrial nuclear enrichment, but is the right size to contain the few thousand advanced machines that could generate the amount of weapons-grade uranium needed to make nuclear warheads.
The actions of this sham of a UN Nuclear Chief proves once again the real mission of the United Nations is to support tyrants, despots and other nations that threaten world peace.