Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Is The UN Helping Iran Cover Up Its Nuclear Program?
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting today that the UN nuclear watchdog agency is withholding information about Iran's nuclear weapons aspirations and capabilities.
The damning report charges that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, is withholding publication of data obtained by his own inspectors which include evidence of Iran's attempts to develop a nuclear weapon in contradiction of UN resolutions. ElBaradei has denied that any such evidence exists.
If the report is accurate it calls into question the veracity and effectiveness of the one agency charged with protecting the world against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. It also suggests what many of us have suspected all along. That despite public protests to the contrary, Iran is very much in pursuit of nukes and is therefore a real danger to the rest of the world.