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TV: IAEA Chief Says Al Qaeda Sought Nuclear Weapon

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in an interview that al Qaeda and other extremist groups had sought to obtain a nuclear weapon, Norwegian television reported on Saturday. “They were actively looking into acquiring a nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction,” Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in an interview in Vienna with Norway’s commercial TV 2 channel. TV 2 said that ElBaradei’s remarks referred to the al Qaeda network, blamed for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, and other extremist groups. Its Web Site quoted ElBaradei as saying that proof had been found in Afghanistan, where U.S.-led-troops toppled the Taliban government in 2001 after it refused to hand over al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Full Story

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