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ACTION ALERT: Support Mohamed ElBaradei


December 24, 2004
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Tri-Valley CARES

The United States is seeking to oust Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei from his position as Director General of the Imternational Atomic Energy Agency because of statements he has made regarding the search for nuclear weapons infrastructure in Iraq, and his role in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. A global response is required to defend ElBaradei's principed independent work as head of the IAEA.

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Support the Reconfirmation of IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Write a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Directors to support the reconfirmation of Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei as Director General.

The United States is seeking to oust Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei from his position as Director General of the IAEA because of statements he has made regarding the search for nuclear weapons infrastructure in Iraq, and his role in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. In both the cases of Iraq and Iran, Dr. ElBaradei has stood firmly in relying on evidence supplied by weapons inspectors.

Most recently, the Washington Post and New York Times revealed that the US tapped Dr. ElBaradeis telephone in order to intercept conversations he had with Iranian diplomats. The intercepts produced no evidence of nefarious conduct by Dr. ElBaradei. However, this revelation demonstrated the lengths to which some in the Bush administration have gone to try to replace Dr. ElBaradei because he has questioned US actions in Iraq and on the Iran nuclear issue.

Hardliners in the US have also been opposed to Director General El Baradeis dynamic stance for nuclear disarmament. Dr. ElBaradei has repeatedly stated that the nuclear weapons states, including the US, must make a demonstrated commitment for nuclear disarmament simultaneous to work to prevent other states from pursuing a more dangerous parity through nuclear proliferation.

Dr. ElBaradei's service in high-level policy positions at the IAEA for two decades and his diplomatic service and work in fields of international law spanning four decades demonstrate his necessary experience and expertise.

The experience and expertise that comes with longevity allows a leader to be strong and unwavering in the face of political pressure. Although the United States has called for a two-term limit for United Nations officials, former IAEA Director General Hans Blix served four terms and before that Director General Sigvard Eklund served five terms. Dr. ElBaradei serving three terms is in line with this precedent.

The US is currently looking for possible candidates to replace Dr. ElBaradei and will likely propose a candidate before the December 31 deadline.

It will take at least 12 members of the 35-member Board of Governors to block Dr. ElBaradeis reconfirmation. Write to the IAEA Board of Governors now and tell them you support the reconfirmation of Dr. ElBaradei as Director General.

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Reconfirm ElBaradei
Tri-Valley CARES

As many of you know there have been multiple accounts of the US attempting to prevent Director General ElBaradei from being reappointed to his position as the Director General of the International Atomic
Energy Agency. If you click on the link below, your message will be sent automatically to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Directors to support the reconfirmation of Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei as
Director General. You can also chose to send the alert to your local media. Take action now!

Take Action
If you are a US citizen, please visit
http://capwiz.com/wagingpeace/issues/alert/?alertid=6775816&type=ML
to take action directly online and send the message to your local media as well as the IAEA Board of Directors. If you take action online, you can choose to print out the message and send it by regular mail or fax
(contact information below).*

The following is an action alert and sample letter to send to the 35-member International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Directors in
support of the reconfirmation of Director General Mohamed ElBaradei.
Please circulate as broadly as possible. *

You may wish to modify the sample letter with information regarding your organization. Be sure to include the number of members in your organization and other information you feel would be valuable or add credibility to the message.*

If you are outside of the US or want to send the letter to individual missions, the contact information for all of the members of the IAEA Board of Directors is listed below. *

Action Alert!
Write a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Directors to support the reconfirmation of Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei as Director General.

The United States is seeking to oust Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei from his position as Director General of the IAEA because of statements he has made regarding the search for nuclear weapons infrastructure in Iraq, and his role in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. In both the cases of Iraq and Iran, Dr. ElBaradei has stood firmly in relying on evidence supplied by weapons inspectors.

Most recently, the Washington Post and New York Times revealed that the US tapped Dr. ElBaradei’s telephone in order to intercept conversations he had with Iranian diplomats. The intercepts produced no evidence of nefarious conduct by Dr. ElBaradei. However, this revelation demonstrated the lengths to which some in the Bush administration have gone to try to replace Dr. ElBaradei because he has questioned US actions in Iraq and on the Iran nuclear issue.

Hardliners in the US have also been opposed to Director General El Baradei’s dynamic stance for nuclear disarmament. Dr. ElBaradei has repeatedly stated that the nuclear weapons states, including the US,
must make a demonstrated commitment for nuclear disarmament simultaneous to work to prevent other states from pursuing a more dangerous parity through nuclear proliferation.

Dr. ElBaradei's service in high-level policy positions at the IAEA for two decades and his diplomatic service and work in fields of international law spanning four decades demonstrate his necessary experience and expertise. The experience and expertise that comes with longevity allows a leader to be strong and unwavering in the face of political pressure. Although the United States has called for a two-term limit for United Nations officials, former IAEA Director General Hans
Blix served four terms and before that Director General Sigvard Eklund served five terms. Dr. ElBaradei serving three terms is in line with this precedent.

The US is currently looking for possible candidates to replace Dr. ElBaradei and will likely propose a candidate before the December 31 deadline.

It will take at least 12 members of the 35-member Board of Governors to block Dr. ElBaradei’s reconfirmation. Write to the IAEA Board of Governors now and tell them you support the reconfirmation of Dr. ElBaradei as Director General.

Sample Letter
Chair of the IAEA Board of Governors, Ambassador and Permanent
Representative from Canada, Ingrid Hall

Board of Governors, IAEA

Your Excellencies:

I wish to convey my strong support for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei to be confirmed to hold office for a third term.

“Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament are two sides of the same coin, and both must be energetically pursued.” This statement was made in the fall of 2004 by the foreign ministers of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland,
Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden. We believe this statement reflects Director General ElBaradei's essential conviction to walk the tight rope between the interests of the nuclear weapons states and the non-nuclear weapons states. In addition, we are confident that Dr. ElBaradei possesses the diplomatic and leadership skills necessary to work successfully with the diverse interests of scientists, international legal experts, States, and civil society.

Dr. ElBaradei's service in high-level policy positions at the IAEA for two decades and his diplomatic service and work in fields of
international law spanning four decades demonstrate his necessary experience and expertise. The experience and expertise that comes with longevity allows a leader to be strong and unwavering in the face of political pressure. Although the United States has called for a two-term limit for United Nations officials, former IAEA Director General Hans
Blix served four terms and before that Director General Sigvard Eklund served five terms. Dr. ElBaradei serving three terms is in line with this precedent.

Dr. ElBaradei's vision and courage will contribute to making nonproliferation and disarmament a reality. I urge you to support Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei in a continued role as the IAEA Director General.

IAEA Board of Directors Members
Member States represented on the IAEA Board for 2004-2005 are Algeria,
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France,
Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico,
Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian
Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden,
Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United
States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen.

ALGERIA
l *New York** Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Abdallah Baali
326 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 750-1960
Fax. (212) 759-9538
E-mail: algeria@un.int
www.algeria-un.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Saad Maandi
mission.algerie@mission-algerie.ch


ARGENTINA
l *New York** Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Cèsar Mayoral
1 United Nations Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 688-6300
Fax. (212) 980-8395
Email: argentina@un.int
www.un.int/argentina
Disarmament Counsellor: Ms. Gabriela Martinic
mission.argentina@ties.itu.int

AUSTRALIA
l *New York** Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. John Dauth
150 East 42nd Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 351-6600
Fax. (212) 351-6610
E-mail: australia@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Paul Stevens

BELGIUM
l *New York** Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Jean De Ruyt
823 United Nations Plaza, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 378-6300
Fax. (212) 681-7618
Email: belgium@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. De Loecker
mission.belgium@ties.itu.int

BRAZIL
*l** New York Permanent Mission *
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg
747 Third Avenue, 9th floor
New York, NY 10017-2803
Ph. (212) 372 2600
Fax.(212) 371 571
Email: braun@delbrasonu.org
www.un.int/brazil
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Santiago Mourao
Ms. Lucia Maiera
mission.brazil@ties.itu.int

CANADA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Allan Rock
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 848-1100
Fax. (212) 848-1195
Email: canada@un.int
www.un.int/canada
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. John Gosal
John.gosal@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Paul.meyer@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Ann.pollack@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Pettigrew.P@parl.gc.ca

CHINA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Wang Guangya
350 East 35th Street
New York, New York 10016
Ph. (212) 655 6100
Fax. (212) 634 7626
Email: chinamission_un@mfa.gov.cn
www.china-un.org
Disarmament Counsellors: Mr. Wu Haitao and Mr. Wang Wenfeng
mission.china@itu.ch
webmaster@FMPRC.gov.cn

ECUADOR
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Luis Gallegos Chiriboga
866 UN Plaza, Room 516
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 935 1680
Fax. (212) 935 1835
Email: ecuador@un.int
www.ecuadoronu.com
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Fernando Yepez Lasso
mission.ecuador@ties.itu.int

FRANCE
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Jean-Marc de La Sabliere
245 East 47th Street, 44th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 308 5700
Fax. (212) 421 6889
Email: fraun@undp.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Jean-Claude Brunet
webmaster@delegfrance-cd-geneve.org


GERMANY
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Gunter Pleuger
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 940 0400
Fax. (212) 940 0402
Email: germany@un.int
http://germany-un.org/
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Wolter Detlev
Ph. (212) 940 0429
reg1-cd@GENF.auswaertiges-amt.de
Pol-2-cd@genf.auswaertiges-amt.de


GHANA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Nana Effah-Apenteng
19 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 832 1300
Fax. (212) 751 6743
Email: ghanaperm@aol.com
http://www.un.int/ghana/
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Nana Kwasi Arhin
Ph. (212) 832 1300 ext. 245
chancery@ghana-mission.ch
ghmfaoo@ghana.com

HUNGARY
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Laszlo Molnar
227 East 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022-6301
Ph. (212) 755 5419
Fax. (212) 755 5395
Email: hungary@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Szabolcs Nagy
mission.hungary@ties.itu.int
*
INDIA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Kamalesh* *Sharma
235 East 43rd St.
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 490 9660
Fax. (212) 490 9656
Email: india@un.int
Disarmament Contact: Mr. Harshvardhan Shringna
mission.india-cd@ties.itu.int


ITALY
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Marcello Spatafora
2 United Nations Plaza, 24th floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 486 9191
Fax. (212) 486 1036
Email: italy@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Stefano Baldi
italy.rapparm@ties.itu.int

JAPAN
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Yukio Satoh
866 United Nations Plaza, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 223 4300
Fax. (212) 751 1966
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Yasushi Takase
mission.japan-cd@ties.itu.int

REPUBLIC** OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA)
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Sam-hoon Kim
335 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 439-4000
Fax. (212) 986-1083
Email: korea@un.int
http://www.un.int/korea/
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Kwang-chul Lew
mission.korea-rep@ties.itu.int

MEXICO
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Jorge Eduardo Navarrete
Two United Nations Plaza, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 752 0220
Fax. (212) 688 8862
Email: mexicoun@aol.com
Disarmament Counsellor: Ms. Andrea Garcia
mission.mexique@ties.itu.int

NETHERLANDS
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Dirk Jan van den Berg
235 East 45th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 697 5547
Fax. (212) 370 1954
Email: netherlands@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Rex Gertz
geo@minbuza.nL

NIGERIA
National Holiday: 1 October, Independence Day
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Arthur Mbanefo
828 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 953 9130
Fax. (212) 697 1970
Email: bgaun@undp.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Omolabake S. Shodeinde

PAKISTAN
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Shamshad Ahmad
Pakistan House,
8 East 65th St.
New York, NY 10021
Ph. (212) 879 8600
Fax. (212) 744 7348
Email: pakistan@un.int
www.pakmission.un.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Asif Durreni
mission.pakistan@ties.itu.int

PERU
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Jorge Luis Valdez Carillo
820 2nd Ave., Suite 1600
New York, NY 10017
Ph. + 1 212 687 3336
Fax. + 1 212 972 6975
Email: onuper@aol.com
Disarmament Contact: Mr. Hugo Flores
mission.peru@ties.itu.int
limaperu@mamail.com

POLAND
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Janusz Stanczyk
9 East 66th St.
New York, NY 10021
Ph. 212-744-2506
Fax. 212 517-6771
Email: polun@undp.org
www.polun.undp.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Jacek Januchowski
mission.poland@ties.itu.int

PORTUGAL
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Fransisco Seixas da Costa
866 Second Ave., 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. + 1 212 759 9444
Fax. + 1 212 355 1124
Email: prtun@undp.org
www.undp.org/mission/portugal
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Francisco Duarte
mission.portugal@ties.itu.int

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Sergey V.* *Lavrov
136 East 67th St.
New York, NY 10021
Ph. (212) 861 4900
Fax. (212) 628 0252
Email: rusun@undp.org
http://www.undp.org/missions/Russianfed/
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Victor L. Vasiliev
mission.russian@ties.itu.int

SINGAPORE
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Vanu Gopala Menon
231 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Ph. (212) 826 0840
Fax. (212) 826 2964
Disarmament Counsellor: Ms. Jo-Phie Tang
singpmg@planet.ch

SLOVAKIA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Peter Tomka
801 Second Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 286-8880
Fax. (212) 286-8419
Email: svkun@undp.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Norbert Brada
mission.slovak@geneve.mfa.sk

SOUTH AFRICA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Dumisani S. Kumalo
333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Ph. (212) 213-5583
Fax. (212) 692-2498
Disarmament Counsellor: Ms. Linda Maso
disarm@foreign.gov.sa

SRI LANKA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. John de Saram
630 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 986 7040
Fax. (212) 986 1838
Email: slpmny@aol.com
Disarmament Counsellor: H.E. Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda
mission.srilanka@ties.itu.int

SWEDEN
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Anders Lidén
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 46th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2201
Ph. (212) 583-2500
Fax. (212) 832 0389
Email: sweden@un.int
www.un.int/sweden

Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Joakim Vaverka
mission.sweden@ties.itu.int

TUNISIA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Noureddine Mejdoub
31 Beekman Place
New York, NY 10022
Ph. (212) 751 753
Fax. (212) 751 0569
Email: tunisia@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Ben Yousef
mission.tunisie@bluewin.ch

UNITED KINGDOM
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Sir Emyr Jones Parry
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 745-9200
Fax. (212) 745-9316
Email: uk@un.int
www.ukun.org

First Secretary: Mr. Christophe McBride (Responsible for Disarmament and
Non-Proliferation Affairs within the Mission)
ukdis.geneva2@fco.gov.uk

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. John D. Negroponte
799 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017-3505
Ph. (212) 415-4000
Fax. (212) 415-4443
Email: usa@un.int
Disarmament Advisor: Mr. Jim Donovan
mission.usa@ties.itu.int

VENEZUELA
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Milos Alcalay
335 East 46th Street
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 557 2055
Fax. (212) 557 3528
Email: venezuela@un.int
Disarmament Counsellor: Mrs. Leonard Rosario
mission.venezuela@ties.itu.int

VIET NAM
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Le Luong Minh
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 435
New York, NY 10017
Ph. (212) 644-0594
Fax. (212) 644-5732
Email: Vietnamun@vnmission.com
Disarmament Counsellor: Ms. Pham Thi Nga
Email: Ngaph@vnmission.com
vietnam.mission@ties.itu.int

YEMEN
*l** New York Permanent Mission*
Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Abdullah M. Alsaidi
413 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
Ph. (212) 355-1730
Fax. (212) 750-9613
Email: yemun@undp.org
Disarmament Counsellor: Mr. Mohamed Al-Otmi
mission.yemen@ties.itu.int

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