Beijing May 7 -- The United Nation's nuclear watchdog says global support should be in place to bring uranium and plutonium technology under stricter control.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency made such comment at a month-long conference to review the workings of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. He added that more work need to be mobilized to keepnuclear bomb-making gear out of more hands.
"Everybody understands that if we continue in that fashion, pretty soon, in the next 10, 20 years, we'll have 20, 30 countries whom I would call virtual nuclear-weapons states, meaning countries that could move within months into converting their civilian capacity or capability into a weapons programme."
Against the backdrop that Iran's intention to resume its uranium-enrichment program, and fears of North Korea's new-round of nuclear test, ElBaradei warned that the UN body should not just sit still