IAEA chief: No psywar on Iran
UN nuclear watchdog boss Mohamed ElBaradei says
Washington's psywar to demonize Iran as a nuclear threat to the world should be
In an interview with Le Monde, the head of International
Atomic Energy Agency warned the West against the use of force in a bid to
resolve Tehran's nuclear standoff.
ElBaradei said there is plenty of
time for diplomacy, sanctions, dialogue, and incentives to bear fruit, urging
the international community to be patient with Tehran.
He added that
even in a hypothetical situation, that Iran intended 'to acquire a nuclear
bomb', Tehran would need between another three and eight years to succeed.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly stated that it is opposed to nuclear
arms; as such weapons have no place in its defense doctrine.
chief's remarks come after US Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday Iran would
have to suffer 'serious consequences' if it did not suspend its nuclear
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