Monday, August 27, 2007

IAEA DG ElBaradei Criticizes US Arms Deal

In an interview for the Austrian Profil Magazine (German language) published today, IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei criticized US moves to sell arms to Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, including Saudi Arabia and ramping up military aid to Egypt and Israel. ElBaradei said the strategy was not helpful to security in the Middle East and the money would be better spent on regional development projects.

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