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IAEA says chief Yukiya Amano has died

22 July 2019 14:12

VIENNA. KAZINFORM - The International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday its chief Yukiya Amano has died, Kyodo reports.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a statement it «regrets to inform with deepest sadness» of the death of the director general.

The 72-year-old had been in poor health since last year. A former Japanese diplomat, Amano became the first Asian to be elected to the IAEA's top post in 2009 and was in his third term through 2021.

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