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Mohamed ElBaradei

Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Cairo, Egypt
Country: Egyptian
BirthDay: 17 June 1942
Sigh: Cancer
Education: 1974 - New York University School of Law, 1962 - Cairo University, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, New York University

Mohamed ElBaradei was bornon 17 June 1942 in Cairo, Egypt, Egyptian, is Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Dr. Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei is an Egyptian lawyer and diplomat who served as the Director General of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Just like his father he supported democratic rights for the Egyptian people and freedom of speech for the press and everybody else. He supported nuclear disarmament during his tenure as the Director General of the IAEA and insisted on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. He was highly supportive of diplomatic tackling of the nuclear proliferation issues in countries like North Korea and Iran and recorded the fact that the IAEA had found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq which had been the main reason behind the invasion of Iraq by America and its allies. He was appointed as the head of IAEA for three consecutive terms and carried on his movement for nuclear disarmament as long as was with the organization and even after that. He could speak Arabic, English and French very fluently and decent German which helped to do his work in Vienna. When he went back to his own country after his stint as IAEA’s head, he found the regime of President Hosni Mubarak absolutely unacceptable and protested vehemently for its removal and served as the acting Vice President of Egypt from 14 July 2013 until 14 August 2013.


He was elected as Vice President on July 14, 2013 but resigned from the post on August 14, 2013 after the security forces killed 525 supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi during protests


On April 28, 2012, ElBaradei formed the Constitution Party which merged with other secular parties to form the ‘National Salvation Front’ on November 24, 2012 against President Mohammed Morsi’s regime


He announced that he would run for the President on March, 2011 but later retracted


He called upon all countries to abide by the ‘Model Additional Protocol’ for declaring undeclared nuclear arms and by 2009 more than 93 countries had the protocol in place


When offered a fourth term in 2008, he refused the same


After the United States dropped its objections he was unanimously elected to the post on June 13, 2005


He told the UN Security Council in March 2003 that nothing incriminating was found in the search carried out in Iraq in 2002


He became the Director General of IAEA on December 1, 1997 and was posted in Vienna


He was made the ‘Assistant Director General for External Relations’ and held the post from 1993 to 1997


He was a senior staff member and the legal adviser of the IAEA Secretariat from 1984 to 1993


He worked for the ‘New York School of Law’ as an adjunct professor from 1981 to 1987 and taught international law


From 1974 to 1978 he worked as the Egyptian foreign minister’s special assistant


Mohamed ElBaradei started his diplomatic career with the Egyptian ‘Ministry of External Affairs’ in 1964 and was posted at the ‘Permanent Missions of Egypt to the United Nations’ in New York and Geneva


In 1962 he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Cairo


Mohamed ElBaradei was born in Cairo, Egypt, on June 17, 1942

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