Sunday, December 20, 2009

”IAEA should avoid double standards: general”, Tehran Times (20/12/2009)

TEHRAN – Brigadier General Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri, the deputy head of Iran’s armed forces headquarters, criticized harshly the performance of the former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran’s nuclear dossier. ElBaradei stepped down as the head of the IAEA on November 30, 2009 and IAEA chose Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano, who took over the office on December 1. The senior military official also urged the new director to change the IAEA’s suspicious actions and double standards towards Iran. “It is better that ElBaradei avoids meddling in the Iran’s internal affairs, and tries to resolve problems created for some countries during his term in office,” he said. IAEA officials know that Iran nuclear program is completely legal and peaceful, but hegemonic powers have always made attempts to negatively influence the world public opinion over Iran’s nuclear plans by depicting the truth reversely, he stated. Undoubtedly the former director of the IAEA played a major role in line with the hegemonic powers’ policies to thwart Iran nuclear plans, he added. Jazayeri went on to say that ElBaradei should apologize to Iranian nation on his stances towards Iran nuclear issue, saying, “Iranian nation will never forget ElBaradei’s suspicious and equivocal remarks. View Full Article