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Gore calls Obama's Nobel Peace Prize well-deserved

world Updated: Oct 09, 2009 21:09 IST

Former Vice President Al Gore, himself a Nobel laureate, is calling President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize extremely well-deserved and an honor for the United States. Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work on global warming.

He said Friday that what Obama has accomplished already is going to be far more appreciated in the eyes of history.

Gore specifically cited Obama's United Nations speech on abolishing nuclear weapons, his shifting of the missile defense program in Eastern Europe and Russia joining with the United States and other countries to confront Iran on nuclear nonproliferation.

Gore delivered his remarks Friday at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Madison, Wisconsin.