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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.

X-Hour on Iran's nukes

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Iranian Six has confirmed its commitment to talks with Tehran with a view to removing the concern of the world community with its nuclear program.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

IAEA to verify NKorea reactor closure

VIENNA, July 4 (UPI) -- The U.N. atomic watchdog agency, whose experts visited North Korea, reportedly has drafted ways to verify closure of that country's main nuclear reactor. Mohammed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, referred the arrangements to the

Report: Iran closer to producing nukes

NATANZ, Iran, May 14 (UPI) -- International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have reported that Iran is beginning to learn to enrich uranium and may be able to build nuclear reactors. They said that Iran seems to have solved most of its technological problems and is now enriching urani

U.N. inspectors refute U.S. Iran data

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. inspectors are labeling a recent U.S. House committee report on Iran's nuclear capabilities "outrageous and dishonest."

ElBaradei: Have patience with Iran

VIENNA, July 27 (UPI) -- Mohammed ElBaradei, head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, urges patience in dealing with Iran.

France, Germany denounce Iran nuke claim

BRUSSELS, April 12 (UPI) -- Germany and France have joined a handful of countries denouncing Iran's claim it successfully enriched uranium.

Iran nuke report goes to Security Council

VIENNA, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency forwarded its report on Iran's nuclear program Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

IAEA meets in Vienna over Iranian nukes

VIENNA, March 6 (UPI) -- The 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency began meeting in Vienna Monday to discuss the controversy over Iran's nuclear program.

Iran defiant on nuclear moratorium

TEHRAN, March 4 (UPI) -- Iran's top nuclear official said Saturday the country will not resume a moratorium on nuclear research regardless of international pressure.

IAEA head to change Iran plan

TEHRAN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The head of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency is taking a new course in dealing with Iran's uranium enrichment row with the United States and Europe.
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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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