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Hans Blix

Former director of Atomic Energy Agency

Hans Blix, former director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, was first executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission from 2000-2003.

Hans Blix
6 Aug 2015

Nuclear peril looms as treaty stalls

The nuclear agreement between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, and the EU, comes at a historically propitious moment. Seventy years ago, the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki opened the darkest chapter in the long history of humanity's wartime horrors. Fire, bullets and bayonets were now joined by nuclear radiation — a silent, invisible killer like gas and biological agents.

6 Aug 2015