In front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea, South Korean students collectively protested against the discharge of nuclear sewage into the sea
China News Service, April 20th, a comprehensive report. On the 20th local time, in front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea in Jongno District, Seoul, more than 30 South Korean college students protested against Japan’s discharge of sewage from its Fukushima nuclear power plant. The decision of the sea.
Reuters reported that students chanted slogans and held placards. Although there is a ban on epidemic prevention that prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people, and the police disperse the crowd from time to time, this incident has not been prohibited.
p >On April 15, slogans such as “Boycott Japanese goods” were hung up in a seafood sales area of a large supermarket in Seoul. In response to Japan’s decision to discharge nuclear contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, all walks of life in South Korea expressed protests and doubts. Photo by China News Agency reporter Zeng Nai
According to Korean media reports, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Zheng Yirong emphasized that he would firmly oppose Japan’s discharge of the Fukushima nuclear effluent when attending the Congress’s Foreign Affairs Unification Committee’s urgent questioning meeting. Into the ocean.
Jung Yi-yong once stated on the 19th that if the Japanese side handles it in accordance with the standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), South Korea does not need to insist on opposing it. Zheng Yirong explained in this regard that some views believe that the government is totally opposed to Japan-related issues, but this is not the case. This is why the above statement was made to emphasize that if the Japanese side’s actions really meet the relevant conditions, the South Korean side need not insist on opposing it. .
According to the report, the three conditions mentioned by Zheng Yirong include that Japan must provide South Korea with scientific evidence that can ensure the safety and health of South Korean citizens, conduct consultations with South Korea in advance, and ensure that South Korean experts participate in the international market. IAEA’s verification process.
Zheng Yirong also said that Japan’s emission decision may cause catastrophic consequences for the Pacific Rim countries. He also pointed out that the issue is difficult to resolve through “quiet diplomacy”. As early as 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Japan was considering discharging the Fukushima nuclear sewage to the sea, and it began to study plans to file a lawsuit against Japan in the International Court of Justice. If Japan fails to fulfill its obligations under international law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may initiate legal procedures.