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ElBaradei: Israel #1 Middle East Threat

From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency news service:

ElBaradei: Israel biggest threat to Middle East

Tehran, Oct 4, IRNA – Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei said on Sunday that Israel was the biggest threat to the security of the Middle East.

In a joint press conference with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran on Sunday, he brought Israel under spotlight and said that Tel Aviv regime has refused to allow inspections from its nuclear installations for 30 years.

"Israel is the number one threat to the Middle East given the nuclear arms it possesses."

Commenting on the inspections the international nuclear agency has been conducting in different countries, he stressed that the world will experience stability and security only when no country in the world possesses nuclear arms.

Stressing that Israel has not be cooperative with the IAEA for three decades, he said the US president was taking some measures to make inspections happen.

ElBaradei further underlined that all inspections from Iran’s nuclear facilities have been in compliance with the Safeguards Agreement and said the IAEA inspectors will travel to Iran once again on October 25 to visit Iran’s new nuclear facilities in Fordo.

According to ElBaradei, Iran’s Salehi will visit Vienna on October 19 to take part in a meeting with representatives of the US, France and Russia on provision of highly enriched uranium for medical use.

He said though Iran still possessed enough fuel for its installations for the next eighteen months, the IAEA was working to provide its needed fuel in a shorter time.

Describing himself as “not a newcomer” to Iran, he said he had visited Iran for several times before and this time he was visiting Tehran to discuss a variety of issues with Iranian officials.

He said his visit served as a continuation to earlier attempts to enhance transparency especially in regards with Fordo nuclear site.

He said that his visit to Iran is for preparatory works for the IAEA inspectors to travel to Qom.

He said a number of countries or companies have already responded favorably to Iran’s demand for nuclear fuel which he said Tehran needs for medical purposes like curing cancers.

ElBaradei said that Iran’s nuclear issues could well be solved only through talks and asked Iran to continue with making its program more transparent to the world.

He believed Iran and the international community started constructive talks so far in which both parties adopted positive and constructive attitudes.

He said the presidents of Iran and the United States both expressed satisfaction with the results of the Geneva talks on October 1.

If this is true, it’s just all one needs to know about Mr. ElBaradei and the “UN nuclear watchdogs” at the IAEA.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, October 5th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “ElBaradei: Israel #1 Middle East Threat”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Check your facts sheet again, pal!!

    Israel isn’t threatening Iran with a ‘Glow in the Dark’ park.

  2. beautyofreason says:


    I didn’t realize that ElBaradei was a mouth piece for Ahmadinejad.

    I yearn for the long lost days when Bolton represented the U.S. at the U.N. At least he was wise to the crap going on.

    I suspect many Muslims are united in their desire to see Israel, and its Jewish people destroyed. I remember an opinion poll where 60% of the respondents in Iran agreed with the statement, “It is the responsibility of all Muslims to destroy Israel.”

    The idea of a predominantly non-Muslim country in the Middle East that does not prosecute gays or treat women like chattel must make their skin crawl.

  3. Right of the People says:

    Where would the jihadis vent their anger if they could ever make Israel go away? Does anybody seriously think that if Israel were to cease to exist that it would immediately make the other countries in the region all happy and peaceful?

    I don’t think so either.

    As long as Israel stands it keeps the surrounding tribes (yes, that’s what they are, just a bunch of nomadic goat herders) occupied by their dream of genocide. We need to do everything possible to make sure that Israel is still standing and healthy for as long as possible.

    I think it rather ironic that both religions forbid the consuming of pork and that they have a lot more in common than they would ever like to admit. The big difference is the Torah doesn’t condone killing everyone who won’t convert to Judaism.

  4. VMAN says:

    I just want to say to all the Jews in this country keep telling yourselves “It can’t happen again” . That’s right keep telling yourselves that. Just keep voting for people like Obama and say “It can’t happen again”. And all you Jews in Europe and Elsewhere say the same thing.

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