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UN nuclear watchdog's chief dies at age 72

UN nuclear watchdog's chief dies at age 72
Yukiya Amano had been serving as director general of International Atomic Energy Agency since December 2009

By Diyar Guldogan

ANKARA (AA) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief, Yukiya Amano, passed away at age of 72, the agency announced on Monday.

"The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets to inform with deepest sadness of the passing away of Director General Yukiya Amano," the agency said in a statement.

It said the IAEA flag will be lowered to half-mast.

Amano was Japan's Resident Representative to the Agency from 2005 until his election as director general in July 2009. He assumed his duties as IAEA Director General on Dec. 1, 2009.


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