Re: @@ Dr. Prather: IAEA pleads incompetence @@
- From: "Arash" <A7000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:28:35 -0500
March 11, 2006
IAEA pleads incompetence
Dr. James Gordon Prather
Nuclear weapons physicist
Nuclear bomb tester at Lawrence Livermore
Technical director of nuclear bomb testings at Sandia
Chief scientist of the U.S. Army
U.S. Navy veteran
As a signatory to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Iran is
required to subject all "source or special fissionable material" being produced,
processed or used in any principal facility to verification ? "in accordance with the
Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency"  ? that none is diverted from
peaceful uses, to use in nuclear weapons. 
All of it.
Although Pakistan and India are not NPT signatories, each have some materials and
activities that are subject to Safeguards.
Why make a point of this?
Because, according to the IAEA Statute, it ought to make no difference whatsoever to
the IAEA Board of Governors whether all source and fissionable materials and
activities involving them are subject to an IAEA Safeguards Agreement or not.
It is the NPT ? not the IAEA Statute ? that requires Iran to subject all source and
fissionable materials and all activities involving them to an IAEA Safeguards
Hence, it is the NPT-required Safeguards Agreement that empowers the IAEA to a)
verify that all Iranian source and fissionable materials ? and all activities
involving their physical or chemical transformation ? have been "declared", and that
b) there has not been any diversion of nuclear material to nuclear weapons or other
nuclear explosive devices.
According to all Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei's reports made since November
2004, there is no indication that there are now any "undeclared" source or special
nuclear materials in Iran; nor is there any indication of any diversion of nuclear
What if India produces nuclear weapons with source or special nuclear materials it
has not made subject to Safeguards?
Hey, according to Bonkers Bolton, that's no problem.
Since India isn't a NPT signatory, what it does with source or special nuclear
materials it hasn't made subject to an IAEA Safeguards Agreement is none of the
But, suppose the IAEA discovers that India has used "declared" materials in
furtherance of some military purpose. Making armor-piecing bullets with "depleted
uranium" produced by a Safeguarded uranium-enrichment facility, for example.
Well, that would certainly be a violation of India's Safeguards Agreement.
And if ? in connection with the activities of the agency ? there should arise
"questions that are within the competence of the Security Council":
"The agency shall notify the Security Council as the organ bearing the main
responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security". 
Now, would the discovery of such a violation by India be a serious threat to
international peace and security?
Nevetheless, despite ElBaradei's many reports that Iran is not in "violation" or in
"non-compliance" with its NPT-required Safeguards Agreement, Condi Rice has seized on
these words in ElBaradei's most recent report ? "the agency is not at this point in
time in a position to conclude that there are no undeclared nuclear materials or
activities in Iran" ? and declared them to be "questions that are within the
competence of the Security Council". 
It's doubtful that ElBaradei would ever be in a position ? no matter how much more
Iran cooperated or how much additional authority the UN Security Council gave him ?
to make such a conclusion.
Besides, no one asked him.
The truly important part of all ElBaradei's recent reports is that as best he can
tell, after more than two years of GO-ANYWHERE SEE-ANYTHING inspections, Iran is in
compliance with its NPT-required IAEA Safeguards Agreement.
Nevertheless, at Condi's insistence, the IAEA Board has reported to the Security
Council the entire Iranian dossier, which not only documents Iran's voluntary
cooperation with IAEA inspections that far exceed anything required by their
Safeguards Agreement (beyond even that required by an Additional Protocol), but
documents numerous serious violations by the Board and individual members of Iran's
"inalienable" rights under the IAEA Statute, as well as the NPT, itself.
Well, Rice reportedly told ElBaradei she wanted Iran's "case" before the Security
Council as soon as possible so she could seek a "Presidential Statement" noting
Iran's "past failures to comply with its international commitments".
Presidential Statements are the product of informal consultations between the
Council's president and its members and do not enjoy the status of Security Council
But as President Bush demonstrated three years ago when he attacked Iraq, "We don't
need no stinking resolutions"!
Last month, Bonkers Bolton was president and Rice could probably have gotten a
Presidential Statement specifically authorizing council members ? individually or
collectively ? "to take appropriate measures" against Iran.
But, someone should tell Condi that Ambassador César Mayoral  of Argentina is
president this month.
 Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency
 Text of the NPT
 Text of the agreement between Iran and the IAEA (MAY 15, 1974)
IAEA Safeguards Agreement: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Factsheets
 Article III-B4 of the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency
 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Report by the Director General (February 27, 2006)
 Ambassador Cesar Fernando Mayoral
* Physicist James Gordon Prather has served as a policy implementing official for
national security-related technical matters in the Federal Energy Agency, the Energy
Research and Development Administration, the Department of Energy, the Office of the
Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Army. Dr. Prather also served as
legislative assistant for national security affairs to U.S. Senator Henry Bellmon,
R-Okla. --ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and member of the Senate
Energy Committee and Appropriations Committee. Dr. Prather had earlier worked as a
nuclear weapons physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
(http://www.llnl.gov) in California and Sandia National Laboratory
(http://www.sandia.gov) in New Mexico. http://www.antiwar.com/prather
Interviews with nuclear weapons physicist Dr. James Gordon Prather:
January 16, 2006
September 21, 2005 (Part 1)
September 21, 2005 (Part 2)
September 21, 2005 (Part 3)
September 21, 2005 (Part 4)
September 17, 2005
August 2, 2005
July 23, 2005
May 7, 2005
May 4, 2005
April 9, 2005
February 16, 2005 (Part 1)
February 16, 2005 (Part 2)
February 5, 2005
December 4, 2004
West has kept billions of Iran's EURODIF investments for 30 years In 1975, Iran took
a very costly 10% financial participation in EURODIF uranium enrichment plant being
built in France. Iran paid $1 billion towards the purchase of a 10% share of
ownership in EURODIF and agreed to buy a quota from the new plant. But after the
Iranian revolution in 1979, neither was Iran given any enriched uranium nor did it
get back its investment from EURODIF. The U.S. was also paid to deliver new fuel and
upgrade its power in accordance with a contract signed before the revolution. U.S.
gave neither the fuel nor the billions of dollars it had received for it. Germany was
paid for in full, billions of dollars for the two nuclear facilities in Busher, but
after three decades, Germany has refused to export any equipments or refund the
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