My Favorite Quotes
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 Mohamed ElBaradei - “Let me just say that the prospect that you could have civil nuclear energy in India is one that is welcomed not just by the US but by other countries of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “They have a choice -- either to continue the policy of defiance and then continue to be further isolated and possibly subject to coercive measures, or come around and then open doors for the international community.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “Well, I think we still have to verify whatever declaration we will get and make sure that it is comprehensive and accurate. So, that would take care of the past activities.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “When inspections are accompanied by adequate authority, aided by all available information, backed by a credible compliance mechanism, and supported by international consensus, the verification system works.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “We need explicit authority, good practical arrangements and information from all member states as to how to go and where to go to make sure that Iraq is completely disarmed,”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “If we are able to put the authority and information together and bring to closure (the) issue peacefully and avoid a war I think that would be the best outcome for everybody concerned.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “The IAEA has concluded, with the concurrence of outside experts that these documents -- which formed the basis for the reports of recent uranium transactions between Iraq and Niger -- are not in fact authentic,”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “It's a country in a defiant mode right now, ... The attitude there is if they use their nuclear capability they might get a better negotiating position.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “An aerial attack by jumbo jet was not really considered part of the security threat in the past,”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “I mean, we have taken care of threats emanating from sabotage, theft, natural causes like earthquake or hurricane -- but we did not take into the engineering analysis the possibility of an aerial attack by a large aircraft.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “I am still very much hopeful that in the next week an agreement could be reached.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “This agreement is an important step towards satisfying India's growing need for energy, including nuclear technology and fuel, as an engine for development.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “The Iraqi delegation was positive and businesslike, ... They are coming here with a desire to reach an agreement.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “As things stand, I do not expect the board to adopt a resolution on the Iranian issue unless there is a breakthrough and unless there is a positive agreement.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “It is suspicious, ... but I try to explain to my friends in the Bush administration that suspicions are different than conclusive evidence.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “Due process, therefore, must take its course before the Secretariat (the IAEA administration) is able to submit a detailed report.”
 Mohammed ElBaradei - “Even those who are supporting Security Council reporting, are making it very clear that the Security Council is not asked at this stage to take any action (that could lead to sanctions), definitely not before I submit my report in March. All of them are saying that this is simply a continuation of diplomacy. It's about confidence-building and it is not about an imminent threat.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “I am making very clear that the Security Council is not asked at this stage to take any action.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “I also call on Iran not to take any unilateral action that could undermine the agency inspection process at a time when the agency is making steady progress in resolving outstanding issues.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “The Nobel Peace Prize is a powerful message. A durable peace is not a single achievement, but an environment, a process and a commitment.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “If a state has the ability to do that (enrich uranium or plutonium), that means that it is only a few months from producing nuclear weapons.”
 Mohamed ElBaradei - “Because if you have the fissile material, you are a few months away from the ability to develop a nuclear weapon, should you decide to do that. And that margin of security is very, very close for comfort.”

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