Peace Laureate Warns of New Nuke States

Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed ElBaradei warned Tuesday that the world could soon have up to 30 nuclear weapons states.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency told an audience at Uppsala University that this could happen in the next 10 or 20 years if global non-proliferation and disarmament efforts are not improved. ElBaradai and the IAEA were joint recipients of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Saturday.

ElBaradai said it will be impossible to continue with nuclear haves and have-nots, and the only alternative is for every country to stop its atomic weapons programs and destroy existing arsenals.

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