Jeffrey LewisIAEA Postpones Decision on ElBaradei

As expected, the IAEA met on 27 April 2005 and deferred until June a decision on electing Mohamed ElBaradei to a third term as IAEA Director-General. One diplomat described support for ElBaradei as increasing:

Support increased for ElBaradei, said one diplomat, commenting on the closed IAEA meeting only on condition of anonymity. He said 34 of the 35 IAEA board member countries were either actively or tacitly in favor of ElBaradei’s bid for another four-year term.

Wonder which country is the holdout?

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