U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who is visiting South Korea, said in Seoul on Wednesday that the key to Japan’s handling of nuclear-contaminated water at the Fukushima plant is coordination and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and that the U.S. should not get involved.
Kerry said at a press conference the same day, the Japanese government has been fully consulted with the International Atomic Energy Agency on this issue, and the International Atomic Energy Agency has established a strict system, the United States is very confident.
The most important thing at present is for the Japanese government to continue to coordinate and cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency as it monitors Japan’s process of dischargeing nuclearly contaminated water into the sea.
Kerry also stressed that the United States believes the Japanese government has worked closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency and that cooperation will continue.
Asked if the U.S. would like to play a role in Japan’s discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, Kerry said the U.S. government has no plans at the moment.
Kerry arrived in South Korea on the 17th, held talks with South Korean Foreign Minister Zheng Yixuan, during which Zheng Yilu called on the United States to cooperate on this issue, urging Japan to ensure that information on this issue is transparent, timely and open.