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ElBaradei: Egypt 'thirsty' for change

CAIRO, April 15 (UPI) -- Potential Egyptian presidential candidate Mohammed ElBaradei said Egypt was "thirsty for change."

Release ElBaradei supporters, HRW says

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- The Kuwaiti government should release supporters of opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei detained last week, Human Rights Watch said.

Opposition warming to ElBaradei

CAIRO, April 5 (UPI) -- The banned Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood stands by Mohammed ElBaradei and his reforms, though the movement is capable of working alone, its leader said.

ElBaradei meets with Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, March 26 (UPI) -- A senior parliamentarian affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood met with Mohammed ElBaradei, the former head of the IAEA, to discuss political change in Egypt.

Mubarak says ElBaradei can run in 2011

BERLIN, March 5 (UPI) -- Former U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Mohammed ElBaradei can run for president, though Egypt has no need for another national hero, Egypt's president said.
Egyptian presidential hopeful steps up

Egyptian presidential hopeful steps up

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei got a hero's welcome when he returned to his native Egypt Friday as a possible contender for the presidency, a politically explosive challenge to the country's power elite.
ElBaradei receives warm welcome in Egypt

ElBaradei receives warm welcome in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Former International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohammed ElBaradei arrived in Cairo Friday and was reportedly greeted by hundreds of his fellow Egyptians.

Iran to open nuke plant for inspection

TEHRAN, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammed ElBaradei, in Tehran Sunday, said Iran's nuclear enrichment plant near Qom will be inspected Oct. 25.
IAEA chief: Iran would like nuke option

IAEA chief: Iran would like nuke option

TEHRAN, June 17 (UPI) -- Iran appears to be mastering nuclear technology so it could have the option of a nuclear weapon, the head of the international nuclear watchdog IAEA said.

U.S. blasts IAEA's Syria funding move

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The United States says a decision by the International Atomic Energy Agency to help Syria build a civilian nuclear power plant is "inappropriate."

ElBaradei warns against Iran attack

VIENNA, June 22 (UPI) -- Mohammed ElBaradei, the United Nations' top nuclear weapons official, says a military strike on Iran would turn the Mideast into a "ball of fire."

Deputy PM's Iran nukes threat denounced

JERUSALEM, June 8 (UPI) -- Condemnation of a threat against Iran issued by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz escalated Sunday, with Israeli diplomats and the U.N. weighing in.

IAEA meets amid Iran nuclear concerns

VIENNA, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.N.'s 35-member International Atomic Energy Agency began a five-day meeting in Vienna Monday to examine Iran's nuclear energy activities.

More countries seeking nuclear programs

VIENNA, May 12 (UPI) -- At least 40 countries expressed interest in starting nuclear power programs, prompting experts to voice concern about possible nuclear weapons proliferation.
Report: U.S. to give IAEA Iran documents

Report: U.S. to give IAEA Iran documents

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has reportedly agreed to give U.N. inspectors documents supporting claims that Iran was developing nuclear weapons four years ago.
Iran made 'good progress' nuke chief says

Iran made 'good progress' nuke chief says

TEHRAN, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Iran has made "good progress" in addressing outstanding issues surrounding its nuclear program.

Germany wants stronger sanctions for Iran

BERLIN, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- German officials plan to urge the U.N. Security Council next week to strengthen sanctions against Iran, a report says.
IAEA reaches deal with Iran

IAEA reaches deal with Iran

VIENNA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog reached an agreement with Iran to settle remaining issues concerning Iran's nuclear program.

Nuclear talks held in Iran

TEHRAN, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency met Saturday with Iranian officials to discuss that country's nuclear ambitions.

Russia: U.N. controls Iran's nuclear cycle

MOSCOW, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Russia's deputy foreign minister said the International Atomic Energy Agency is in full control of Iran's contentious nuclear program.

U.N. wants additional nuke data from Iran

VIENNA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The director of the U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday Iran needs to provide investigators with additional data on its nuclear programs.

Commentary: The great illusion

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion runs deep, Saul Bellow once said. The illusion, yet again, is a Middle Eastern peace conference in November or December that would produce the final outlines and contents of an independent state of Palestine. Seldom has such a vision appeared more chimera than reality, and yet seldom pursued more vigorously, this time by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has logged eight trips to the region in ten months, in the elusive pursuit of a legacy other than Iraq.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Tehran opts for the hard way

MOSCOW, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Tehran's tough new stance in its dialogue with the UN Security Council over its nuclear program, heralded by the sudden resignation of Ali Larijani as chief negotiator earlier this month, is the product of generational shift in Iran's political elite.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Commentary: Not since Stalin

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The last visit by a Russian leader to Iran was by Joseph Stalin in December 1943 for a secret summit with Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. The British leader wanted the next major allied invasion to target Europe’s soft underbelly in the Balkans. The Soviet dictator and the U.S. president outvoted him. Thus, the decision was reached to make the invasion of France, which took place seven months later in 1944, the next geostrategic priority. This second summit, 64 years later, could also prove momentous -- down the road.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Nuclear talks end in Tehran

TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency concluded three days of talks Thursday in Tehran.
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