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Is Iran running IAEA

Posted by thebosun on July 10, 2006

Hat Tip to: Cause of Interest and Daily Briefing on Iran.

The team leader of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Iran, Chris Charlier, has been taken off the inspection team, he was also denied access to any and all data about Iran.  This demotion was at the request of Iran!  According to a New York Times article,  Iran Asks IAEA to Remove Chief Inspector:

“Iran has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove the head of the inspection team probing Tehran’s nuclear program….The inspector, Chris Charlier, has not been back to Iran since April because of Iranian displeasure with his work….However, Charlier remains the head of the team, they [the UN] said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the issue was confidential. The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported Sunday that Charlier had been removed from his post and assigned to other duties. It quoted him as saying he believes Iran is operating a clandestine nuclear program and suggested it was linked to weapons. IAEA spokespeople in Vienna, Austria, declined comment Sunday. Charlier, 61, has previously complained publicly that Iranian constraints made inspection work there difficult.”

IN an interview with Frontline/World reporter, Paul Kenyon, Synopsis of “Going Nuclear” Charlier said that when he is in Iran, he is under surveillance by the secret police. His job is to check out nuclear sites, but often the Iranians won’t grant him or his team access.

When the meetings between the G-8 and Russia convene, they will not have the tools they need to know the facts about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. If you want this to happen, do nothing. If you believe this should not stand, then may I encourage you to call your Congressman and Senators toll free at 1-888-355-3588. Let them know that Mr. Charlier has been removed from the case, and El-Baradei did not want this report to be known! 

One has to wonder which side el-Baradei is on? Should he be sanctioned? Is there any oversight on IAEA or UN?

Let your representatives know that you are very concerned about the situation with Iran. You may want to consider calling other Senators as well. Try calling the subcommittees for the UN, the Energy Department, and finance committee.

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One Response to “Is Iran running IAEA”

  1. amanda said

    very nice

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