Iran Extends Condolences to IAEA Chief over Death of Expert in Accident.Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Permanent Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency International Atomic Energy Agency: see Atomic Energy Agency, International.
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International organization officially founded in 1957 to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy. (IAEA IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency. ) Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh extended his condolences to IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano over the death of an expert of the UN nuclear watchdog in a car accident in Iran yesterday.
"I am deeply saddened about the news that one of the Agency's inspectors was killed in a car accident during the fulfillment of his duty in Iran today," Soltaniyeh said in his message to Yukiya Amano on Tuesday.
"The driver and the other inspectors present in the car survived. Although my Government took prompt action and provided the best possible medical care, Mr. Ok-Seok SEO passed away whereas the other 2 injured persons are being treated in the hospital," he explained.
"I seize this opportunity to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and the entire staff of the Agency. Kindly convey our sincere condolences also to his esteemed wife and family. Our prayers will accompany them in this difficult moment," the message added.
"Please rest assured that all possible means will be taken to provide the necessary assistance and support regarding this tragic accident. I am also available to DDG Nackaerts for any coordination in this respect," he concluded.
Ok-Seok Seo, an IAEA inspector from South Korea, and another IAEA expert were on a mission "in the vicinity of Khandab Complex in the Markazi province when the accident happened" on Tuesday.
A statement released by the public relations office of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO IAEO International Atomic Energy Organization (Vienna, Austria) ) on Tuesday said "the car carrying the two skidded and overturned at around 12p.m. (0730GMT) Tuesday".
Ok-Seok Seo died of severe injuries, while the second IAEA expert was taken to the hospital.
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