We already know that America, Britain, France, Saudia Arabia, and assorted others are all deeply concerned about the prospect of an Iranian bomb. Add the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency to that list:
The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog announced his agency would resume talks with Iran on Friday, and said for the first time that the agency believes the country had done demolition work at a military facility that may have been a site for the secret development of nuclear arms.Diplomats and officials accredited to the International Atomic Energy Agency had spoken of similar work previously, describing it as an apparent attempt to clear the site of evidence of clandestine weapons-related work. IAEA head Yukiya Amano’s confirmation lent weight to the suspicions.
When it came to Iraq, the IAEA was pretty calm and generally resisted making tough statements calling Saddam to account. With Iran, by contrast, they seem much more concerned. These suspicions are not conclusive, but they are telling, and they once again put to lie the absurd notion that an Israeli-Likud-Neocon cabal has been inventing the Iranian threat.Or, as the indefatigable Eli Lake has wryly put it, “I guess the Jewish lobby runs the IAEA now too.”