Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person
Washington will not push the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Iran's case to the Security Council when it meets next week and no condemnation of the Islamic republic are expected, diplomats on the 35-nation board told Reuters.plus one: June 17 set for elections in Iran
But the next quarterly meeting in mid-June will differ.
The draft position paper, seen in full by Reuters, shows Washington is ready to give EU-Iran negotiations until that meeting to achieve their aim. If they fail, it will renew its campaign to have the IAEA refer Iran to the Security Council.
Before the June meeting, the United States wants IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei to report again on Iran's nuclear program:
"We believe it is essential that the director-general provide to the board in advance of the June board meeting another comprehensive written report describing in full the IAEA's inspection activities in Iran," the document said.
"The board in June must then be prepared to take further action as needed," it added, a phrase diplomats said meant referral to the Security Council in New York.
Guardian Council (GC) spokesman Gholam Hossein Elham said here Saturday that the GC has agreed with the coming presidential elections to be held on June 17, 2005.plus one: IAF: Israel must be prepared for an air strike on Iran
Israel Air Force Commander-in-Chief Major General Eliezer Shakedi said Monday that Israel must be prepared for an air strike on Iran in light of its nuclear activity.equals???
Ritter said that President George W. Bush has received and signed off on orders for an aerial attack on Iran planned for June 2005. Its purported goal is the destruction of Iran’s alleged program to develop nuclear weapons, but Ritter said neoconservatives in the administration also expected that the attack would set in motion a chain of events leading to regime change in the oil-rich nation of 70 million -- a possibility Ritter regards with the greatest skepticism.And I'm a firm believer of anything opposite of that spoken by Scott Ritter. But even a broken clock tells the correct time twice each day.So one can only remain optimistic that June 2005 is one of those times when Scott Ritter's clock actually tells the correct time.