February 06, 2006

Mohamed ElBaradei


From FoxNews: Iran to Nuke Watchdog: Remove Surveillance.

Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove surveillance cameras and agency seals from sites and nuclear equipment by the end of next week, the U.N. watchdog agency said Monday.

Iran's demands came two days after the IAEA reported Tehran to the Security Council over its disputed atomic program. The council has the power to impose economic and political sanctions.

In a confidential report to the IAEA's 35-member board, agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said Iran also announced a sharp reduction in the number and kind of inspections IAEA experts will be allowed, effective immediately.

The report was dated Monday and made available to The Associated Press.

The moves were expected. Iranian officials had repeatedly warned they would stop honoring the so-called "Additional Protocol" to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty an agreement giving IAEA inspectors greater inspecting authority if the IAEA board referred their country to the Security Council.

Here are some of our past cartoon featuring ElBaradei:
En Garde
Mullah Pet

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Posted by Forkum at February 6, 2006 11:38 PM