Nuclear watchdog ElBaradei accepts Nobel Prize

December 10, 2005 03:12
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Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency were accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday at a time when fears of nuclear attacks, possibly by terrorists, were as great as ever. The award, being presented at a ceremony in Oslo, in part marks the 60th anniversary of 1945 atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan. Six decades later and 15 years after the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear nightmares remains strong, especially with terrorists actively seeking atomic weapons, ElBaradei said at a news conference Friday. "The threat is imminent," he said.

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