Home > Middle East > Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran by Jasmin Ramsey | Antiwar.com

Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran by Jasmin Ramsey | Antiwar.com

Even as U.N. inspectors expressed disappointment about the results of their visit this week to Iran, a former chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) urged all parties to make greater efforts to defuse rapidly rising tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program to avert war.

“We don’t expect too much now, but we need to defuse the most acute things and prepare the road for further talks,” said Hans Blix, the former Swedish foreign minister who headed the IAEA from 1981 to 1997, at a Capitol Hill briefing for congressional staffers here Tuesday.

“We are now hoping that there will be a meeting between the Iranians and the P5+1 [the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany] perhaps in Istanbul relatively soon, and we are now fearing there could be a war.”

For more on this story, visit: Ex-IAEA Chief Urges Talks to Defuse Threat of Attack on Iran by Jasmin Ramsey — Antiwar.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

What is 9 + 9 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)
I footnotes