UN nuclear boss cancels BBC interviews in Gaza protest

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The head of the UN nuclear agency has cancelled scheduled interviews with the BBC after saying they violated ‘the rules of basic human decency’in refusing to broadcast the Gaza appeal.

Mohamed ElBaredi, the Egyptian-born head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, cancelled interviews with BBC radio and the World Service.

His statement said the appeal should have been broadcast ‘irrespective of who is right or wrong”.

The BBC said it hoped he will be interviewed ‘another time”.

Meanwhile, the BBC Trust will investigate the decision not to broadcast the appeal, The Times reports.

Yesterday, Sir Michael Lyons said it was a decision for the director general, not the trust.

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