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Bruno Pellaud
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Bruno Pellaud, a physicist from Switzerland, served from 1993 to 1999 as Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna and Head of the Department of Safeguards. He oversaw the strengthening of the safeguards system that led to the adoption of the Additional Protocol in 1997. He dealt extensively with the difficult North-Korean and Iranian issues, as well as the more satisfactory cases of South Africa, Argentina and Brazil. Since leaving the IAEA, Mr. Pellaud has maintained a keen interest for nuclear energy and non-proliferation. From 2001 to 2009, he was President of the Swiss Nuclear Forum, the main nuclear energy association of the country. In 2004-2005, he chaired the international group of experts brought together by the IAEA Director General to investigate "Multilateral Nuclear Arrangements" for the fuel cycle. He is a frequent lecturer on proliferation issues at the World Nuclear University and in various academic and political circles. He is a Non-Resident Associate of The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University.

Blog Entries by Bruno Pellaud

Iran Invites Israeli Bombers to Visit its Nuclear Facilities

Posted February 22, 2010 | 07:29:10 (EST)

Signals from Tehran and the recent IAEA report on the country's nuclear activities provide unmistakable clues that the Iranian government may welcome a limited bombing of its nuclear facilities. This in order to unleash a patriotic swell bound to bolster the Ahmadinejad regime. The IAEA report issued on 18 February...

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One Last Option for Securing Iranian Enriched Uranium

Posted October 27, 2009 | 18:28:43 (EST)

The Iranian Government is about to refuse the proposal to ship 75% of its stock of low-enriched uranium to Russia before the end of the year. Instead, it will offer shipment in small batches. This is unacceptable. The Geneva and Vienna talks focused on the expectation that most of the...

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Major Breakthrough on the Iranian Nuclear Issue

Posted October 2, 2009 | 06:01:00 (EST)

Surprisingly, besides agreeing on further meetings before the end of the month, the "Geneva Talks 2" resulted yesterday in a significant step forward, namely the storage abroad of most low-enriched uranium (LEU) produced so far by the Iranian centrifuges. The Obama negotiating team had the foresight to ask Iran to...

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The Coming Botched Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

Posted September 29, 2009 | 06:26:53 (EST)

The current Indian Summer over the Lake of Geneva will not ensure a smooth launching next Thursday of the international negotiations about the Iranian nuclear program. Too many participants have decided to make them fail. Provocation and contempt, threats and sanctions without underlying negotiable proposals, an Orwellian stage pitting the...

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