IAEA head tries to take focus off Iran by calling out Israeli nukes

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

The outgoing head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, declared during a press conference in Iran on Monday that Israel's alleged nuclear arms program is the most dangerous threat to regional stability.

ElBaradei emphatically reiterated that his agency has no concrete proof that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons, and insisted that Tehran was being very cooperative and that all misunderstandings would be resolved via diplomacy.

Israel, on the other hand, said ElBaradei, has refused for decades to let international inspectors enter its nuclear facilities. Though the Jewish state has never threatened to destroy any of its neighbors, or even to use nuclear weapons at all, ElBaradei was adamant that Israel's secrecy regarding its nuclear capabilities is the most destabilizing factor in the Middle East.

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