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June 28, 2004
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The U.N.’s top nuclear arms official said he will seek an agreement from Israel to enter a dialogue on Middle East nuclear disarmament. The world needs “to rid the Middle East of all weapons of mass destruction,” Mohammed ElBaradei, head of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, said Sunday. “Israel agrees with that,” he noted, but says it can come only after comprehensive peace agreements. “My proposal is maybe we need to start to have a parallel dialogue on security at the same time as we’re working on the peace process,” he said.

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