Regardless of whether or not Amano was Israel’s choice of candidate for the IAEA top post, (it must have been a choice of the lesser of two evils) it’s not going to be a cake walk for the Jewish state. Only time will tell, but remember, this is an agency that works in conjunction with the UN, so I’m not too hopeful for Israel’s chances in getting the IAEA to behave in a rational logical way.
There is no concrete evidence that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons, incoming International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said Friday, in his first public comments on Iran’s nuclear program.
“I don’t see any evidence in IAEA official documents about this,” Yukiya Amano told Reuters.
Asked on his approach to dealing with countries such as Iran and Syria, Amano said: “I’m not going to be a ‘soft’ director general or a ‘tough’ director general.”
Amano won 23 of the votes at IAEA headquarters in Vienna Thursday, beating out South Africa’s candidate Abdul Samad Minty. One delegate abstained from the vote and the remaining eleven voted for Minty.