VIENNA - The UN nuclear watchdog said it would carry out any verification role it was asked to in North Korea, though that would depend on further talks between Washington and Pyongyang after the two countries' leaders met on Tuesday.
"The IAEA will closely
follow the negotiations to be held between the two countries to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK Summit," IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said in a statement, using the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
"The IAEA stands ready to undertake any verification activities in the DPRK that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned, subject to authorisation by the IAEA's Board of Governors," said Amano.
IAEA inspectors have not returned to North Korea since they were expelled from there in 2009