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Trump-Kim Summit

IAEA faces daunting task if US-North Korean summit succeeds

Understaffed nuclear watchdog says finding enough inspectors biggest challenge

VIENNA -- If the U.S.and North Korea manage to reach an agreement during their historic June 12 Singapore summit, the International Atomic Energy Agency will have its hands full trying to verify compliance with any terms of denuclearization.

The IAEA would play a vital role, but has never tackled inspections on the scale that would be required in North Korea, a tough job owing to the serious manpower shortage the agency faces.

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