In a nod against nuclear proliferation, IAEA and ElBaradei share 2005 Nobel Peace Prize
Voices and demonstrations of sanity do still exist in the world. The US leadership would do well to follow instead of perpetuating more hatred and fear. I often feel as if I'm living on an island ruled by crazed lunatics dressed in nuclear suicide bombs while the rest of the world waits for the island to implode so they can sweep up what remains of the garbage and resume a reasonable existence.
"At a time when the threat of nuclear arms is again increasing, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to underline that this threat must be met through the broadest possible international cooperation. This principle finds its clearest expression today in the work of the IAEA and its director general."
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...) "At a time when disarmament efforts appear deadlocked, when there is a danger that nuclear arms will spread both to states and to terrorist groups, and when nuclear power again appears to be playing an increasingly significant role, IAEA's work is of incalculable importance," the committee said.
...) "Mohammad El Baradei is an outstanding leader with great integrity. He has always sought to achieve results by negotiations. We saw this clearly during the period before the Iraq war, when he, all the way to the end, requested that the international weapons inspectors continue their work."