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Kiran Chetry:† There is word the
Steve Doocy:† Donít ask me. Letís ask Fox News Foreign Affairs Analyst and the man who revealed that several Iranian nuclear facilities exist, Alireza Jafarzadeh. Good morning to you Alireza.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Good morning Steve, good morning Kiran.
Steve Doocy:† So as I understand who is it like the CIA or one of our secret agencies somehow we already know that theyíve sucked out of the sky or tapped the phone of ElBaradei and heís talking a lot to the Iranians.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Well, Steve I think there is
clearly a problem here.† There is
certainly frustration here and I think the core of the problem is that it seems
that the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, is not getting much done in
Kiran Chetry:† so its more- its not a personal vendetta- against Mr. ElBaradei apparently heís well respected within the United Nations, but as a result of some of these investigations its become more and more clear that Iran has been able to consistently get away with complying but not quite complying with some of the agreements that that country made -with the EU.† Why does it seem, you and I have talked about this before, that Washington that the United States is the only one who is terribly concerned about the possibility and the prospect that Iran is not doing what its supposed to do when it comes to stopping proliferation.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Kiran, I think that you are
exactly right. First of all I think the way the IAEA operates --the whole
function of the IAEA-- I donít think itís really built to stop the nuclear weapons
program of a country like
Steve Doocy:† So, isnít it true Alireza, that this information about Muhammad Elbaradei is coming out because the United States would like him out, but a bunch of some of the other members of the UN have said you know what your terms are going to expire next summer and we would like to see you come up for a third but the US is saying look it is not working ďMoĒ when it comes to Iran. So you know, beat it.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Certainly, I know there are
discussions on the term limits about the director general of the IAEA.†† But I think the broader question; the core
of the problem is the function of the IAEA which is really not up to the task
Right, and Alireza that was so nice of you to politely ignore the new
nickname Steve gave for Mr. ElBaradei, ď
Steve Doocy: I have heard of him being referred to that way. All right Alireza thank you.
Kiran Chetry:† Thank you very much.
Alireza Jafarzadeh: Thank you very much.