Iran and Nuclear Weapons: At a Glance

Iran and Nuclear Weapons: At a Glance

Negotiations are under way at the moment between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, US, China, UK, France) plus Germany. On one side, States are worried about Iran’s nuclear activities. On the other, Iran wants to end...
Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Shirin Ebadi on Iran and sanctions

Almost a decade ago, Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human-rights lawyer, became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. But the government in Tehran has never taken kindly to her criticism of the regime, especially in regard to women’s rights. In the aftermath...
Mohamed ElBaradei Part II: The view from the Muslim World

Mohamed ElBaradei Part II: The view from the Muslim World

“Some people want to make it appear that we will wake up tomorrow and find that Iran has developed the bomb. This is not the case. Sixteen US intelligence agencies have said that Iran stopped working on developing the bomb in 2003.” Mohamad ElBaradei...

2005 – Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA

Dr. ElBaradei was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1942. He earned a Doctorate in International Law at the New York University School of Law in 1974. He began his career in the Egyptian Diplomatic Service, and in 1980 he left the Diplomatic Service to join the United Nations....

2003 – Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights attorney

Shirin Ebadi graduated from the University of Tehran with a law degree and until 1979 was one of the first female judges in Iran. After the revolution in 1979, she was forced to resign. She now works as a lawyer and teaches at the University of Tehran. Ebadi is known...
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