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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Fruits of Four Years of Investigation and Negotiation: Iran and the IAEA

According to the 27 nation European Union regarding the latest IAEA negotiated deal with Iran over its “peaceful nukes:”

Iran's nuclear transparency deal with U.N. inspectors could be a recipe for delay and the lack of provision for suspending Tehran's uranium enrichment is unacceptable”

This upset negotiator extraordinaire, IAEA Director Mohamed ElBaradei motivating him to walk out of the session.

A more negative stance held by EU “powers” Germany, France and Britain that are among six nations sponsoring “two sets of U.N. sanctions against Iran, said German Ambassador Klaus Peter Gottwald on behalf of the three:”

“We are ... concerned by the sequential nature of the work plan as it may possibly be used to delay the clarification of the outstanding questions.”

Iran delay? This latest round of “negotiations” grew from the olive branch that was offered by Iran in June that got the diplomatic likes of El Baradei and others excited. At the time it reeked of more Iranian delay games and only three months later the EU is catching on.

It was at about this time that Dr. El Baradei quipped about sanctions and the goal of Iranian suspension of its enrichment activities:

‘“the fact of the matter is that one of the purposes of suspension — keeping them from getting the knowledge — has been overtaken by events.”’

What about the session upset El Baradei so much that he felt compelled to walk out? According to AFP, the EU speech “did not fully support his deal for new inspections in Iran.”

Could the “concern” expressed by German Ambassador Gottwald have been the “nasty statement” that ruffled the feathers of the Director?

El Baradei had received a “rousing statement” on the deal from the “non-aligned movement” led by Cuban Ambassador Norma Miguelina Goicochea Estenoz that reiterated:

“its full confidence in the impartiality and professionalism of the Secretariat of the IAEA and its Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei."

A diplomat pointed to a lack in this “same personal tone of appreciation,” from the EU as a “rebuff to his sustained diplomatic efforts.”

Sustained diplomatic efforts should be better described as only sustained employment for the Director and others in the diplomatic corps. The dividends returned to date on this investment have been paid to Iran and Iran alone. Is this the result that rates a “personal tone of appreciation?”

Four years, that allows the smile to remain on the faces of those in Tehran. Iranian Oil Minister Gholamhossein Nozari said the:

“proactive cooperation" of Iran "is an essential step towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue."

Well, then “the impartiality and professionalism of the Secretariat of the IAEA and its Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei” is just what is needed.

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