Sunday, December 11, 2005

IAEA chief calls for nuclear-free world

Receiving the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, has called for a world free of nuclear weapons.

"If we hope to escape self-destruction, then nuclear weapons should have no place in our collective conscience, and no role in our security," ElBaradei said at Saturday's awards ceremony in Oslo.

ElBaradei and the chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, received gold medals and Nobel diplomas at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital's City Hall. The award was given for "their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes".

more: Aljazeera.Net

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