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

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Egyptian

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I think people are distrustful of politicians and are looking for someone who is telling the truth with no hidden agenda.

Israel claims it needs nuclear weapons as a deterrent against any threat to its existence. The Arab world in return feels that this is an imbalanced system; there is a sense of humiliation and impotence.

Whether weapons exist in Iraq, Saddam Hussein or post-Saddam Hussein, it is a serious enough issue that require that we continue to go and make sure that Iraq does not have weapons.

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.

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

You don't get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don't give the outgoing regime - which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it's a bunch of military people - the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new Egypt with democracy, freedom, rights, etc.

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

I couldn't have imagined that I would live long enough to see Egypt emancipated from decades of repression.

I am an Egyptian Muslim, educated in Cairo and New York, and now living in Vienna. My wife and I have spent half our lives in the North, half in the South. And we have experienced first hand the unique nature of the human family and the common values we all share.

I'm a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity - these values mean a lot to me.

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

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

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

The gap between rich and poor is widening dramatically. There's a hangar at the Cairo airport for private jets, billionaires are on the Forbes list, and Egypt's annual per-capita income is two thousand dollars. How can you sustain that?