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Nobel Peace Prize 2005

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Head of the International Agency of Atomic Energy, Mohammed Al-Baradei.

Win Nobel Peace Prize 2005

IAEA and its chief win Nobel Peace Prize


This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN nuclear watchdog and its director-general Mohamed El Baradei. The committee that made the announcement in Oslo said it was honouring efforts to stop the spread of nuclear arms. This is the year of the 60th anniversary of the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency and El Baradei will share a prize worth 1.1 million euros.


The agency has been investigating Iran's nuclear programme for the last few years. It is trying to find out whether the programme is peaceful, as Tehran maintains, or aimed at producing weapons, a claim made by Washington.


Despite strong U.S. opposition over his differing views with Washington on Iran and Iraq, Egyptian-born El Baradei was re-elected this year to a third four-year term.


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