UN Inspector Sends Warning
Sunday, September 11, 2005
(SNN Teheran) The former head of the United Nations inspection team investigating Iran's nuclear weapons capability has called on the Security Council to give UN investigators greater power in Iran.
It is reaching the point where it is beyond critical
Dr. Pierre Goldschmidt, a Belgian nuclear scientist has been in charge of the IAEA attempts to uncover an Iranian nuclear capability. "It is reaching the point where it is beyond critical," says Dr Goldschmidt.
Dr. Goldschmidt says that the IAEA can only work on the basis of the facts that are presented to it. He believes there have been many serious omissions by the Iranians and that the Iranians are exploiting loopholes in international agreements. "The IAEA can only work on the basis of the facts that are presented to it, and there have been many serious omissions by the Iranians. The Iranians are exploiting all the loopholes in the international agreements," says Dr. Goldschmidt. Dr Goldschmidt refused to be drawn on whether he believed Iran was involved in a clandestine operation to build a nuclear bomb. "As to why they are doing this you can draw your own conclusions."
The warnings of Dr. Goldschmidt could be critical in shaping U.S. foreign policy. If it turns out that Iran is working seriously towards nuclear weapons the U.S. may have to hold talks with, implement sanctions on, or possibly go to war with Iran. If it turns out that Iran already has nuclear weapons, the U.S. will be forced to furiously kiss their ass, give them handouts, and maybe marry an Iranian official to one of the Bush twins.
However, it is not likely that the Security Council will heed Dr. Goldschmidt's warnings. While he is one of the world's foremost experts in this field and knows the most of anyone outside Iran, he is Belgian.
The recent NIE reported that it would be ten years before Iran has a nuke.
This process has also been grossly abused by the US and the neo-cons.
And I thought they both drank...