Statement from Ambassador John Bolton on the Passing of Yukiya Amano

Ambassador John Bolton
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
July 22, 2019

Yukiya Amano’s passing on July 18 is a great loss for Japan, the United States, and to many, many people from around the world. His commitment to nuclear nonproliferation and his championing of peaceful nuclear energy have been unparalleled in leading the International Atomic Energy Agency for almost a decade. I was proud to call Yukiya a friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed. On behalf of President Trump and the United States, my deepest condolences extend to the family and friends of Yukiya at this difficult time.