Nobel Peace Prize to IAEA


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BBC reports that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, and its Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. He is quoted as saying: "The award sends a very strong message: 'Keep doing what you are doing'."

"We continue to believe that in all of our activities, we have to be impartial, objective and work with integrity. Overall my colleagues and I will go to sleep tonight with a good feeling of satisfaction that finally our effort has been fully recognised," Mr ElBaradei added.

He said the IAEA's aim was "to make sure we have a world free from nuclear weapons ... where terrorists do not get access to nuclear weapons".

However, Mr. Terumi Tanaka, Head of Japanese atomic bomb survivors' association Hidankyo, says "It [the IAEA] is not an organisation that has conducted peace activities - it is very disappointing."

No Japanese news agency has posted this news yet...

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