- In June, Israel attacks
the French-built Tamuz
nuclear research reactor in Iraq on the suspicion
that it was being
used for nuclear weapons research. The reactor was under IAEA safeguards.
The attack draws harsh international criticism, and IAEA
- In November 1981, IAEA Director General Eklund reports
to the UN Security Council on
the Tamuz matter.
September, States appoint Dr.
Hans Blix, former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sweden,
Director General for an initial term of four years beginning in December