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Condoleezza Rice On ElBaradei Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to IAEA and Director General ElBaradei

Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Washington, DC
October 7, 2005


I congratulate the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director General, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, on being awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

In conferring this well-deserved honor on the IAEA, the Nobel Committee noted, "At a time when there is a danger that nuclear arms will spread both to states and to terrorist groups, and when nuclear power again appears to be playing an increasingly significant role, IAEA's work is of incalculable importance."

The United States is committed to working with the IAEA to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology.

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Released on October 7, 2005

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