ElBaradei says world losing patience regarding Iran
Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei said Friday the world is losing patience with Iran over its nuclear development plans. ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, stated he hopes the outstanding nuclear issues with Iran will be clarified during 2006.
"They are inching forward and I'm asking them to leap forward," said the former Egyptian diplomat.
"The ball is in Iran's court. It is up to Iran to show the kind of transparency they need to show," ElBaradei told reporters. He encouraged European negotiators to continue talks with Iran. "The parties need to sit together, discuss their grievances and reach a solution," he said. "If we can do that without escalating the problem, all the much better."