Israeli officials accused Wednesday former IAEA chairman of covering up for Iran during his term, terming him as an Iranian agent.
They also accused him of allowing Iranians to move ahead with nuclear program while playing for time.
“He is a despicable person,” one of them said.
The former IAEA chairman, Mohamed ElBaradei, is an Egyptian diplomat who even won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. For years he defended the Iranian nuclear program, claiming that it was peaceful, thus allowing the Iranians to continue their activity with the nuclear watchdog’s seal of approval, he was quoted by Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth.
According to one of those Israeli officials, the new report published Tuesday proves “just how much he was working for the Iranians. He simply rescued Iran and was constantly busy covering up for them, causing serious damage by allowing the Iranians to fool the entire world and play for time. History may judge him as the person who helped Iran obtain a nuclear weapon.”
“The things exposed now are not new. These are old things which were hidden and not published,” the official added. “Now it turns out that ElBaradei led an active policy of concealment and disregard. This is very serious. He is a despicable person.”