IAEA head welcomes outcome of US-North Korea summit

Vienna (AFP) – The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog welcomed Tuesday the statement issued by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the end of their summit in Singapore.

“I welcome today’s Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim of the DPRK at the Singapore Summit which includes the DPRK’s commitment towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in a statement.

“The IAEA stands ready to undertake any verification activities in the DPRK that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned,” the statement adds.