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Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday asked for the cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency to prevent the escalation of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program from threatening security in East Asia.

“We have a lot of issues to tackle together with the IAEA,” including Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, Kono said at a meeting with IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano, the outset of which was open to the media.

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