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Iran`s nuclear program more transparent than Israel`s: ElBaradei

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Jan 28, IRNA -- Iran has been more transparent regarding its 
nuclear program than Israel, the US website Global Viewpoint quoted 
the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohammad 
ElBaradei as saying Wednesday. 
Asked about Iran`s nuclear program`s transparency in comparison to
the Jewish state, ElBaradei answered, "Yes, Iran and Libya are 
cooperating. The challenge is to bring it (Israel) in." 
He stressed that an enduring nuclear disarmament regime in the 
Mideast `can only be based on equity`. 
"As we are seeing, a regime based on haves and have not will not 
long endure. An unbalanced security structure can`t last. Perfect 
security for one is perfect insecurity for another. You can`t ask 
Libya and Iran to give up all their nuclear, chemical and biological 
weapons, yet let Israel keep what it has." 
While Iran has agreed to voluntarily suspend its uranium 
enrichment program and sign the additional nuclear safeguards 
protocol, Israel has secretly stockpiled at least 200 nuclear bombs in
addition to sophisticated chemical and biological weapons. 
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