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Hans Blix

Former Foreign Minister and Director-General Emeritus of the IAEA

Dr Hans Blix is a Swedish diplomat and politician for the Liberal People’s Party. He was Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1978 to 1979 and later served as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), of which he is now Director-General Emeritus.

Dr Blix was also the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from 2000 until June 2003). In February 2010, the Government of the United Arab Emirates announced that Dr Blix would head an advisory board for its nuclear power program.

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A rules-based or US-based international order for Iran?

Dr Hans Blix, Director-General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ELN member, argues that, in the case of the JCPOA, the US government did not “withdraw” from an agreement but violated a legally binding UN Security Council decision.

8 July 2019 | Hans Blix
Global Security

From an Isolated Iran to an Isolated US

Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General and ELN member, argues that American concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons intentions may be more of a marketing ploy than a real worry.

17 November 2017 | Hans Blix
Global Security