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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gorbachev's New Job

VIENNA (AFP) -- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev announced here Thursday that he would head a new international nuclear safety body tasked with improving safeguards in the nuclear industry.

Gorbachev said the International Nuclear Safety Foundation, or INSF, would be independent and would seek to mobilize public opinion to force governments to act on nuclear security.

The INSF is to be based in Vienna and would serve as a complement to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty organization, Gorbachev said.