Thursday, March 31, 2011
France urges world nuclear review after Japan crisis
TOKYO (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Thursday for the creation of new global nuclear regulations by the end of 2011 during a first visit by a foreign leader to Japan since the earthquake and tsunami that triggered its atomic disaster.
Group of 20 chairman Sarkozy said France wanted to host a meeting of the bloc's nuclear officials in May to fix new norms in the wake of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
"We must address this anomaly that there are no international safety norms for nuclear matters," he said.