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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.
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Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei (Arabic: محمد مصطفى البرادعى‎, Muḥammad Muṣṭafā al-Barādʿī, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: ; born June 17, 1942) is an Egyptian law scholar and diplomat. He was the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an inter-governmental organisation under the auspices of the United Nations, from December 1997 to November 2009. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. ElBaradei was also an important figure in the 2011 Egyptian protests which culminated in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak.

ElBaradei was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. He was one of five children of Mostafa ElBaradei, an attorney who headed the Egyptian Bar Association and often found himself at odds with the regime of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. ElBaradei's father was also a supporter of democratic rights in Egypt, supporting a free press and an independent judiciary.

ElBaradei is married to Aida El-Kachef, an early-childhood teacher. They have two children: a daughter, Laila, who is a lawyer living in London; and a son, Mostafa, who is an IT manager living in Cairo. They also have one granddaughter, Maya.

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