head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the IAEA in October. U.S. officials have frequently called on ElBaradei to step down. In the weeks leading up to the war in Iraq, he reported that although Iraq had not cooperated fully, his team had “found no evidence of ongoing prohibited nuclear activities in Iraq.” He urged the members of the Security Council to give the inspectors more time to complete the task.
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