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Question: Please provide a readout of Secretary Kerry’s meeting with IAEA Director General Amano.
Answer: Secretary Kerry met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on October 31, at the State Department. During the meeting, they discussed key issues including Iran. Secretary Kerry highlighted the importance of the IAEA’s verification role in Iran to the United States and the international community, especially in the context of ongoing efforts to prove that Iran’s nuclear program will be used solely for peaceful purposes. They also discussed IAEA’s activities in the areas of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and the importance of using the IAEA’s nuclear technology and other scientific techniques in cooperation to protect the marine environment, which is a specific theme of the Director General for this year.
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