If Egypt were going to change, it is going to change through the young people.

Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents.

You can't, in the 21st century, continue to live in a system where people live under martial law for 30 years.

I'm not a grassroots organizer; that is clear. I believe in a division of labor. I'm not trained to organize the grassroots, and grassroots has to come from the grassroots.

I feel relieved that we discovered that Iraq did not have nuclear weapons.

I'm not a good small talker. I'm not into small talk, frankly.

If you have nothing to hide, there is no reason not to be transparent.

My sister-in-law works for a group that supports orphanages in Cairo. She and her colleagues take care of children left behind by circumstances beyond their control. They feed these children, clothe them, and teach them to read.

Psychology is as important as substance. If you treat people with respect, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. If you treat them in a patronizing way, they will go out of their way to make your life difficult.

I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.

You need to form a grand coalition, and you need to put your ideological differences aside and work together to focus on people's basic needs. You can't eat sharia.

Barack Obama has injected fresh momentum into efforts - stalled for a decade - to bring about nuclear disarmament.

People feel repressed by their own governments; they feel unfairly treated by the outside world; they wake up in the morning, and who do they see - they see people being shot and killed: all Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Darfur.

Iran has the technology to produce the highly enriched uranium, which is not automatically meaning nuclear weapon.

What I see in the Arab world, in Egypt, everywhere is increasing radicalization.

I lose my temper at home. I try to control my temper at work. Sometimes, if you are under a lot of pressure, you let off some steam, but I also try not to do that because it's unfair to my wife.

As much as we Egyptians treasure our military, acting alone it cannot provide the legitimacy to lay the foundations for democracy.

Everybody has to chip in, I think, and see how we can have a functioning system of collective security where we do not continue to face the threat of countries trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction or particularly nuclear weapons.

I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood.

Threat is in the eye of the beholder.

I have a lot of interests in global issues, as you know, humanity, inequity, arms control, and I continue to be active on all these issues.

Well, I think we still have to verify whatever declaration we will get and make sure that it is comprehensive and accurate. So, that would take care of the past activities.

All I know is, I think I would like to continue to do public service.

You will not really have durable peace without a proper security structure in the Middle East.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a religiously conservative group. They are a minority in Egypt. They are not a majority of the Egyptian people, but they have a lot of credibility because all the other liberal parties have been smothered for 30 years.

If we are addressing the issue of weapons of mass destruction, we need to send a uniform, consistent message that there is zero tolerance to any country who is developing weapons of mass destruction, North Korea included.

We now have the right to have immediate, unfettered access to any site in Iraq and we have the right to interview people, both inside and outside Iraq.

I think we still have a chance if we continue with our work, if Iraq provides full cooperation, we should still be able to avoid a war.

Discipline is part of my professional training as a lawyer.

Iran's goal is not to become another North Korea - a nuclear weapons possessor but a pariah in the international community - but rather Brazil or Japan, a technological powerhouse with the capacity to develop nuclear weapons if the political winds were to shift, while remaining a nonnuclear weapons state.

So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon, and by de-legitimizing... meaning trying to develop a different system of security that does not depend on nuclear deterrence.

If a country is suspected of going nuclear, you need to understand why. Why does it feel insecure?

Egypt under Hosni Mubarak had deteriorated to the status of a failed state. We must wipe the slate clean and start again.

I think the Egyptian people need to restore confidence that Americans, the U.S., means what they say when they talk about democracy, rule of law.

Countries that perceive themselves to be vulnerable can be expected to try to redress that vulnerability - and in some cases, they will pursue clandestine weapons programs.

My father taught me that you have to stand by your principles.

Challenging the integrity of the non-proliferation regime is a matter which can affect international peace and security.

We have lived for thousands of years together, Muslims and Christians; we are part of the same society.

I worry about a democracy having nuclear weapons as much as a dictatorship having nuclear weapons.

If a huge number of people call for change, the government will have to react. If you want to avoid uprisings, or demonstrations, you need to respond to the people's desperate need for change.

I hear that from so many different governments, people coming to me and saying, 'You should be careful'. But I don't want to go around with bodyguards.

We still live in a world where if you have nuclear weapons, you are buying power; you are buying insurance against attack.

The global community has become irreversibly interdependent, with the constant movement of people, ideas, goods and resources.

Your economic and social development is linked to the kind of regime you have.

I grew up in a conservative household. That was the life of the time in Egypt: a conservative, middle-class household.

The international community must do a better job of controlling the risks of nuclear proliferation. Sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle - the production of new fuel, the processing of weapon-usable material, the disposal of spent fuel and radioactive waste - would be less vulnerable to proliferation if brought under multinational control.

Libya is a good example of a country that has come to a realization that weapons of mass destruction threaten more than assure, and I hope that will be followed by others.

Nobody wants any country to have nuclear weapons.

It's up to any government to decide how to react to the denial of basic human rights anywhere in the world, including Egypt.