ElBaradei to Leave IAEA in 2009

By Manasi Kakatkar

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei recently announced that he would not seek a fourth term of office after his current term ends in November 2009. ElBaradei’s 11-year tenure has been marked by Libya abandoning its nuclear weapons program, efforts to reign in Iran’s and North Korea’s programs, tensions with the Bush administration over Iraq, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.

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