Mohammed El Baradei (IslamOnline photo)
As the Iran mullahocracy presses forward with its nuclear program, the IAEA is swinging into action … against Israel. From the World Tribune, with thanks to Jeff, who notes that this is “a) the result of a concerted effort by Iran to shift focus away from its own nuclear program and broken promises to the IAEA and b) indicative of the moral relativism of the Arabs and Europeans which fails to draw a distinction between nukes in the hands of a Western, democratic state versus the hands of the terror states (like Iran).”
JERUSALEM — The International Atomic Energy Agency plans a campaign to force Israel to permit international inspections of its Dimona nuclear facility.
The agency has been under longterm pressure from the European Union, Arab states and Iran to focus more attention on Israel’s nuclear program.
Several Arab countries reiterated their call for a nuclear free zone in the Middle East during a United Nations sponsored disarmament conference in Geneva on May 27. Arab envoys said the establishment of such a zone would be their priority over the coming year.
IAEA director-general Mohammed El Baradei plans to visit Israel over the next two months, officials said. The visit was expected to take place following the IAEA board of directors’s meeting in mid-June to discuss Iranian compliance with international nuclear inspection efforts. The United States has charged that Teheran has violated its pledge to the IAEA.
I’m glad at least someone has noticed.