Staunch US ally now heads IAEA Board

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The news from the diplomatic front keeps on getting better for the US and the anti—terror Coalition.  Not that the MSM will give any priority to news of  President Bush's recent diplomatic triumphs. Yesterday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that the IAEA Board of Governors has elected Japanese Ambassador Yukiya Amano as Chairman of the Board for 2005—06. 

The previous Governor was Ms. Ingrid Hall from Canada.  Mr. Amano has held senior positions in the Japanese Foreign Ministry, including Director of the Science Division, Director of the Nuclear Energy Division, and Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs.

Last week, the IAEA Board voted to issue an ultimatum to Iran that could potentially result in the country being referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions.  The IAEA and the UN have proven many times that they are unable and unwilling to enforce violations of the Nuclear Non—proliferation Treaty (NPT), especially with North Korea and Iran.  What many overlook is that the US and its allies have used the framework of this ineffective body to solidify a global anti—terror alliance and to develop military partnerships with countries critical to countering global Islamo—fascism and an emerging anti—American alliance in Asia.

Ambassador Amano's election as Chairman of the IAEA Board is a very welcome development indeed.

Doug Hanson   10—04—05

The news from the diplomatic front keeps on getting better for the US and the anti—terror Coalition.  Not that the MSM will give any priority to news of  President Bush's recent diplomatic triumphs. Yesterday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that the IAEA Board of Governors has elected Japanese Ambassador Yukiya Amano as Chairman of the Board for 2005—06. 

The previous Governor was Ms. Ingrid Hall from Canada.  Mr. Amano has held senior positions in the Japanese Foreign Ministry, including Director of the Science Division, Director of the Nuclear Energy Division, and Deputy Director General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs.

Last week, the IAEA Board voted to issue an ultimatum to Iran that could potentially result in the country being referred to the UN Security Council for sanctions.  The IAEA and the UN have proven many times that they are unable and unwilling to enforce violations of the Nuclear Non—proliferation Treaty (NPT), especially with North Korea and Iran.  What many overlook is that the US and its allies have used the framework of this ineffective body to solidify a global anti—terror alliance and to develop military partnerships with countries critical to countering global Islamo—fascism and an emerging anti—American alliance in Asia.

Ambassador Amano's election as Chairman of the IAEA Board is a very welcome development indeed.

Doug Hanson   10—04—05