IAEA Promises Peace In Our Time
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported today that an agreement on nuclear inspections might be in the works with the Iranian regime--or, more precisely, that a "decision" had been made to reach an agreement. The White House welcomed the move--cautiously--while the Israeli government warned of Iranian deception, suggesting that Tehran would use any means necessary to stall for time and forestall any military action.
"Peace for our time"
The phrase "peace for our time
" was spoken on 30 September 1938 by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
in his speech concerning the Munich Agreement
and the Anglo-German Declaration.
The phrase echoed Benjamin Disraeli
, who upon returning from the Congress of Berlin
in 1878 stated "I have returned from Germany with peace in
our time." It is primarily remembered for its ironic value, as the German occupation of the Sudetenland began on the following day.
Less than a year after the agreement, following continued aggression from Germany and its invasion of Poland
was plunged into World War II