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Chronology of Key Events

(January 2007 - December 2008)

NOVEMBER 2008

27, Thursday. IAEA Board Opens November Deliberations. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei opened a busy Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria, by addressing issues of technical cooperation, nuclear power, safety and security, and nuclear verification. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement | IAEA Board Report, 19 November 2008 [pdf]

19, Wednesday. Latest Iran Safeguards Report Circulated to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei circulated his latest reports on nuclear safeguards in Iran and Syria to the Agency┬┤s Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Board next convenes in Vienna on 27 November. Full Story | IAEA Board Report, 19 November 2008 [pdf]

SEPTEMBER 2008

22, Monday. IAEA Board Begins September Deliberations. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei briefed the IAEA Board of Governors on a range of issues, including nuclear safeguards, technical cooperation, and safety and security. The 35-member policymaking body meets this week in Vienna, days ahead of the IAEA General Conference of 145 Member States opening 29 September. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement

APRIL 2008

25, Friday. Statement by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. The IAEA Secretariat was provided with information by the United States on 24 April claiming that the installation destroyed by Israel in Syria last September was a nuclear reactor. Press Release

OCTOBER 2007

28, Sunday. Director General Interview with CNN. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke with Washington Posts' Lally Weymouth about nuclear activities in Syria. Interview, CNN

15, Monday. Recent Media Reports Concerning Syria. Statement attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Melissa Fleming on recent media reports concerning Syria. Press Release