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Japan refuses Nuclear cooperation with Jordan over the reactor location


[9/13/2011 12:00:00 AM]

By Eyad Gaghbir
AMMONNEWS – The Japanese Parliament Commission of the International Relations refused nuclear cooperation with Jordanian’s counterpart over the nuclear reactor location.

Japan supposed to cooperate with Jordan in the Technical filed during building the nuclear reactor if the Japanese side agreed to the reactor conditions.

The Japanese commission explained that they should provide their country's nuclear power technology by ensuring that its safety is of the highest global standards, but Japanese experts criticized the location of the reactor” Mafraq” to replace Khebet Al Samra .

They indicated that the new location is closed to civilians and it has poor resources of water that they need for cooling the reactor.

Japan's parliament to refused ratify accords on civil nuclear power cooperation with Jordan, to avoid spoiling the fruit of diplomatic negotiations and causing damage to bilateral trust.

Tokyo had actively promoted nuclear plant exports all over the world until a massive quake and tsunami on March 11 sent the Fukushima Daiichi facility into meltdown, causing it to leak radiation in the world's worst nuclear accident since the 1985 Chernobyl disaster.

recent months, environmentalists and concerned citizens have joined forces to voice their opposition to the reactor, slated for a site in Balaama, near Mafraq, some 40 kilometres northeast of Amman.

  • 1 Ali Ennab 9/12/2011 9:22:09 AM

    Unfortunately, the information presented in this article is highly inaccurate. Japan delayed its vote on the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) with Jordan, however, it did not vote against it. In fact Japan has decided to postpone votes on all its NCAs; for instance it also postponed its NCA vote on the Vietnam agreement. The decision by Japan to postpone voting on the Jordan NCA is consistent with their internal policy of reviewing all nuclear activities (both for domestic purposes and for exporting purposes). Therefore, the information presented in this article is incorrect, Japan did not reject its nuclear cooperation agreement with Jordan "over reactor location". A simple google search of recent articles would support this conclusion:

  • 2 aysar 9/13/2011 10:38:26 AM

    Mr. Ennab, just wondering if you have link to a more accurate statement regarding this issue? (anything official?)

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