Argentina’s Grossi Cleared to Take Helm at UN Nuclear Agency
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s general conference approved Grossi’s appointment unanimously at a special session on Monday. His four-year term begins on Tuesday.
Grossi succeeds Yukiya Amano, who died in July and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The 58-year-old won the support of the IAEA’s board of governors in October.
Grossi became Argentina's ambassador to the Vienna-based agency in 2013 and was previously the IAEA's chief of cabinet under Amano.
Grossi said that “the IAEA is a formidable institution with a unique mandate, and I want to ensure that it delivers at its full potential.”