Nobel Peace to IAEA
The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its Director General, Mohamed ElBaradei.
The Norwegian Parliament says they are being honored for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way.
The two had been among favorites for the award, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
The award comes after the IAEA was forced to leave Iraq before the 2003 American invasion, and as attempts continue to monitor Iran’s nuclear program.