Sunday, July 09, 2006

Watchdog Or Lapdog?

Regime Change Iran posts a translation of a German article (from Die Welt) that reveals how Mohamed El-Baradei, head of the IAEA, complied with an Iranian demand to ban the agency's chief inspector from Iran.
Inside countless memos and work reports, [Chris] Charlier notes the results of inspections and lists the tricks and deceptions of the Tehran rulers, which leads the inspectors in Vienna to a single conclusion: based on pieces of the puzzle gathered by Charlier, "Tehran is obviously making a bomb."

"For that he is now paying the price" says one of his colleagues. "El-Baradei has sacrificed Charlier and set him to counting paper clips in Vienna till he eventually retires".

The real reason is that in discussions with Mohammad El-Baradei, Charlier has always refused to close the Iran nuclear file and to absolve Tehran of effectively operating a military atomic program.