11 Avril 2018
April 9, 2018
Japan to support IAEA on North Korea
Japan's Foreign Minister and the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed IAEA inspections are necessary to verify North Korea's denuclearization.
Taro Kono met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on Monday in Tokyo.
Their meeting comes as North Korea is showing willingness to hold dialogues with other countries.
The Foreign Minister said North Korea has yet to refer to its denuclearization. He stressed the North should allow verification of its moves in that direction.
Kono also expressed hope the IAEA will become more involved with the North's nuclear program.
Amano said it is still unclear how things will develop and the IAEA must work hard on the verification issue.
Kono conveyed Japan's willingness to support the IAEA's activity if North Korea accepts inspections.