Mohamed ElBaradei Quotes About Republic, Democracy, Freedom

Mohamed ElBaradei Quotes About Republic, Democracy, Freedom

Mohamed ElBaradei Quotes

Mohamed ElBaradei Quotes:

You don’t get the fox to be in charge of the chicken coop. You don’t give the outgoing regime – which has been practicing dictatorship, is an authoritarian system, it’s a bunch of military people – the task of changing Egypt into a second republic, a new Egypt with democracy, freedom, rights, etc.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Your economic and social development is linked to the kind of regime you have.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I’m a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me.

Mohamed ElBaradei

If we are addressing the issue of weapons of mass destruction, we need to send a uniform, consistent message that there is zero tolerance to any country who is developing weapons of mass destruction, North Korea included.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Iran has the technology to produce the highly enriched uranium, which is not automatically meaning nuclear weapon.

Mohamed ElBaradei

How can you run for president if you don’t know the job description?

Mohamed ElBaradei

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The international community must do a better job of controlling the risks of nuclear proliferation. Sensitive parts of the nuclear fuel cycle – the production of new fuel, the processing of weapon-usable material, the disposal of spent fuel and radioactive waste – would be less vulnerable to proliferation if brought under multinational control.

Mohamed ElBaradei
Mohamed ElBaradei
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People talk about smart sanctions and crippling sanctions. I’ve never seen smart sanctions, and crippling sanctions cripple everyone, including innocent civilians, and make the government more popular.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one thing is certain. Since the beginning of history, human beings have been at war with each other, under the pretext of religion, ideology, ethnicity and other reasons. And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Psychology is as important as substance. If you treat people with respect, they will go out of their way to accommodate you. If you treat them in a patronizing way, they will go out of their way to make your life difficult.

Mohamed ElBaradei

In my view, stability only comes with a government that is elected by the people and works for the people.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I think one country with nuclear weapons is one country too many.

Mohamed ElBaradei

You either have a civil society or you don’t.

Mohamed ElBaradei

The sooner we put Egypt on the right track, the sooner we would be able to have an Egypt that is modern, that is moderate, and that is acting as a beacon for freedom and liberty across the Arab world.

Mohamed ElBaradei

My father taught me that you have to stand by your principles.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I argue that for every country to have an independent fuel cycle is the wrong way to go. Because any country which has a complete fuel cycle is a latent nuclear weapons country, in the sense that it is not far from making a nuclear weapon.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Managing a country is like managing a company in many ways. It maybe involves more complicated issues, but it’s the same skills.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Democracy is more than a ballot box.

Mohamed ElBaradei

Democracy is not an instant coffee.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I worry about a democracy having nuclear weapons as much as a dictatorship having nuclear weapons.

Mohamed ElBaradei

People feel repressed by their own governments; they feel unfairly treated by the outside world; they wake up in the morning, and who do they see – they see people being shot and killed: all Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Darfur.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I hear that from so many different governments, people coming to me and saying, ‘You should be careful’. But I don’t want to go around with bodyguards.

Mohamed ElBaradei

I hope everybody will go back to the negotiating table. I’ve always said this is the only way forward.

Mohamed ElBaradei

You will not really have durable peace without a proper security structure in the Middle East.

Mohamed ElBaradei

There is no religion that was founded on intolerance – and no religion that does not value the sanctity of human life.

Mohamed ElBaradei

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