Baradei calls for tighter controls

11 November 2004

International Atomic Energy Agency director general Mohamed ElBaradei wants tightened controls stopping terrorists obtaining radioactive matter. Noting 60 trafficking incidents were reported in 2003, with more likely this year, ElBaradei said discoveries in Iran and Libya of illicit nuclear materials markets were 'disturbing'. He told the Asia-Pacific Conference on Nuclear Safeguards and Security: "The relative ease with which a multinational illicit network could be set up and operated demonstrates clearly the inadequacy of the present export control system."
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