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I have heard that the quality of translations from the MEMRI site are less than honest, so I decided to check it out for myself. Taking just one article – this is what I discovered. I leave it to the reader to draw his or her own conclusions.

Given the negative publicity that surrounds AIPAC, perhaps we should not expect anything different.

Note also the reference to “illicit” Nuclear Programme, which of course, under the Non-proliferation Treaty that Iran has signed, it is not illegal or “illicit”. In fact Iran has gone the extra mile in co-operating with the IAEA and continues to do so, even to the point of further intrusive inspections that no other country in the world has allowed or agreed to. Those that have signed the NPT that is. Notable exceptions to the NPT are India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.

Below is what MEMRI translated of the Al Arabiya TV interview.

Nothing about ElBaradei resigning if military force was used by the West on Iran.

Nothing about the all-important hypothetical “if” that preceded his statement, i.e.  If Iran wants to turn to the production of nuclear weapons, it must leave the NPT, expel the IAEA inspectors, and then it would need at least... Considering the number of centrifuges and the quantity of uranium Iran has..."

Interviewer: "How much time would it need?"

"It would need at least six months to one year. Therefore, Iran will not be able to reach the point where we would wake up one morning to an Iran with a nuclear weapon."

This is what the AIPAC chose to report.

http://www.aipac.org/index.asp

IAEA Chief: Iran Could Build Nuclear Bomb in Six Months

ElBaradei warned of Iran's enrichment activity.

“IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei recently said that with Iran's current nuclear capabilities, the country would need "six months to one year" in order to produce one atomic bomb. "It would need this period to produce a weapon, and to obtain highly-enriched uranium in sufficient quantities for a single nuclear weapon," ElBaradei said. The interview, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on June 20, was translated by MEMRI. In recent months, Iran has accelerated its efforts to enrich uranium - a key step toward developing nuclear weapons - violating multiple binding U.N. Security Council demands that the Islamic Republic suspend its illicit nuclear program. (my emphasis.)”

This is the translated text on the MEMRI website of the interview with IAEA Chief Executive.

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