Thursday, October 06, 2005

El Baradei: "Trust in Tehran's regime has expired"

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
Mohammad El Baradei, Director General of the IAEA in an interview with Al Jazeera TV said: "Trust in Tehran's regime has expired. Our message to Tehran's regime is clear; they must cooperate with the agency (IAEA) and regain the world's trust all over again because two decades of concealment and secrecy [of their nuclear program] has destroyed any possible feelings of trust toward them." El Baradei stated that he will not attest to the peacefulness of the regime's nuclear activities and that he has come to a crossroads.

To this end, the Islamic Republic had earmarked $500,000 in order to create an international television channel in order to legitimize its nuclear program. Regarding this matter, Kamal Daaneshyaar, the head of the nuclear commission of Islamic Parliament's assembly, said: "One of our designs is to establish an international television in order to persuade world opinion that the Islamic Republic is against going to war and nuclear weapons."