Iran threatens to end cooperation with the IAEA, quit NPT
Tehran may well break off cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA and withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty after the IAEA's 35-nation board of governors Friday, Nov. 27 approved a resolution voicing serious concern about its failure to comply with international obligations and referring the issue to the UN Security Council.
IAEA director Mohamed ElBaradei capped his 12-year tenure with the admission that the agency's cooperation with Tehran had reached "a dead end."
The IAEA director's "dead end" statement applies equally to the six powers' bid to engage Iran in negotiations on its nuclear program and the wholesale concealment of its activities. Israeli leaders, including president Shimon Peres, prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, defense minister Ehud Barak, presented an equally false face when they reiterated that Iran's nuclear aspirations are the business of the international community rather than Israel. They knew all the time that world powers were spending more time fabricating a false picture of Iran's nuclear attainments the facts than dealing with them. The IAEA director has finally come clean for them all.
Iran's withdrawl from the NPT would be the final nail in the coffin of the NPT and a disaster for the world.