LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Western powers will probably ratchet up sanctions against Iran but that will not be enough to resolve a standoff over its nuclear ambitions, International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said on Monday.
"The Iran issue is not going to be resolved through sanctions alone. You need to reach out to the country and bring them to engagement. You need to get that process going," ElBaradei told a conference in London on Monday.
"REACH OUT TO THE COUNTRY AND BRING THEM TO ENGAGEMENT"?????
El-Baradei can't help but indulge in more politically correct prattle. First, it isn't the country that runs the program. It is the mullah's and their appointed government. Second, engagement? What exactly would he call the interminable negotiations between the EU-3, the US and Tehran?