Amano secures 3rd term as IAEA chief

Jiji Press BERLIN (Jiji Press) — The International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that no candidate for the top IAEA post other than incumbent Director-General Yukiya Amano had applied for the position by the deadline on Saturday.

Amano’s third four-year term is expected to be approved at an IAEA board meeting in March at the earliest and formalized at the U.N.-affiliated body’s general meeting in September.

The 69-year-old former Japanese diplomat assumed the current post in 2009. He has since worked on the Iranian nuclear issue and an investigation into the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.Speech

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