IAEA plans special meeting Monday on Japan nuclear plants

TOKYO, March 18 Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:23am EDT

TOKYO, March 18 (Reuters) - The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Friday that the U.N. atomic watchdog plans to hold an extraordinary meeting on Japan's nuclear plants next Monday.

Yukiya Amano, the head of the agency, announced plans for the meeting during a news conference in Tokyo.

(Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Editing by Edmund Klamann)