Thursday, January 26, 2006
UN Stalls Giving Iran Time to Develop its Bomb
Kofi and ElBaradei are buying time for Iran to develop their bomb. The only question is, is it intentional or just gross incompetence.
January 26 (Itar-Tass) -
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed doubts that the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be able in early February to submit the Iranian nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council. He made this statement here on Wednesday evening.
The UN chief said he is not sure that members of the IAEA Board of Governors will be able to refer the Iranian dossier to the UN Security Council before the report on the issue is prepared and discussed and the decision is made. Annan also said that IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei does not expect to receive the report on the Iranian nuclear programme before the end of February. So it will be possible to consider this document only in early March at the next session of the IAEA Board of Governors.
Meanwhile, an urgent meeting of the IAEA board is scheduled to be held in Vienna on February 2-3 in order to decide if it is necessary to refer the Iranian nuclear dossier to the UN Security Council because of Iran's resumption of nuclear research work.
Which should give theIranians the time they need to put the finishing touches on its bomb as referenced in this story Tehran plans nuclear weapon test by March