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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 05:34 AM
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UN nuclear chief walks out on EU speech on Iran
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UN nuclear chief walks out on EU speech on Iran: diplomats

15 hours ago

VIENNA (AFP) — UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei walked out on an afternoon session Tuesday of his IAEA to protest an EU speech which did not fully support his deal for new inspections in Iran, diplomats told AFP.

"He walked out because the EU did not support the Secretariat," a diplomat who was at the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency's 35-nation board of governors said.

"The Europeans gave a nasty statement and the director general (ElBaradei) walked out of the room," a second diplomat said, demanding anonymity in return for revealing information about the closed-door session.

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Duarte hammered Iran for failing to suspend uranium enrichment "contrary to the decisions of the (UN) Security Council," referring to three UN Security Council resolutions and two rounds of UN sanctions.

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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-12-07 10:53 AM
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1. More and more, I wonder where the UN Security Council gets off...
demanding that other nations don't develop weapons, or submit to inspections. Does Iran, or India, or North Korea, or anybody else, get to "inspect" our nuclear program, to make sure we're doing what we say we are?

They simply don't have any moral authority on this issue. It's pure "might makes right" power gaming.

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