IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei is unappreciated:
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- UN nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei walked out on an afternoon session Tuesday of his IAEA to protest an EU speech which did not fully support his deal for new inspections in Iran.
“He walked out because the EU did not support the Secretariat,” a diplomat who was at the meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation board of governors said.
“The Europeans gave a nasty statement and the director general (ElBaradei) walked out of the room,” a second diplomat said, demanding anonymity in return for revealing information about the closed-door session.
I’ve asked the question before: is the present setup of the IAEA as an independent fiefdom productive or counter-productive?