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Austria: IAEA says chief Amano dies at the age of 72 *ARCHIVE*00:54

Austria: IAEA says chief Amano dies at the age of 72 *ARCHIVE*

Austria, Vienna
July 22, 2019 at 08:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has died at the age of 72, the organisation announced on Monday in a note to United Nations member states.

Amano had reportedly been planning to step down from the post in March next year due to poor health. He was appointed for a third four-year term as the watchdog chief in 2017.

Under his leadership, the IAEA played an important role in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Austria: IAEA says chief Amano dies at the age of 72 *ARCHIVE*00:54
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Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano has died at the age of 72, the organisation announced on Monday in a note to United Nations member states.

Amano had reportedly been planning to step down from the post in March next year due to poor health. He was appointed for a third four-year term as the watchdog chief in 2017.

Under his leadership, the IAEA played an important role in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

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