Friday, December 09, 2005

Are You
To Do
About It?

Nobel Sweepstakes winner Mohammed el-Baradei says the world is losing patience with Iran:

OSLO, Norway - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said Friday the international community is losing patience with Iran over its nuclear program. ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said he hopes the outstanding nuclear issues with Iran will be clarified next year.

"They are inching forward and I'm asking them to leap forward," said ElBaradei, who shares the award with the IAEA.

He said he hopes outstanding nuclear issues with Tehran will be clarified by the time he presents his next report on Iran in March, because "the international community is losing patience with the nature of that program."

"The ball is in Iran's court. It is up to Iran to show the kind of transparency they need to show," ElBaradei told reporters.

He encouraged European negotiators to continue talks with Iran.

You see, things are not going well, so we should do more of the same.

Do you ever get the feeling Mohammed el-Baradei is on the other side?