December 03, 2023

North Korea decries Japan’s ‘unethical’ water release from Fukushima nuke plant

State media also covered China and Russia’s criticism to show unity with two friendly countries, expert says

North Korea has condemned Japan’s release of treated radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, in a move that one expert said aimed to show solidarity with China and Russia. 

The DPRK’s foreign ministry called the release of water from Fukushima an “unethical act of destroying the geo-ecological environment and of threatening the existence of mankind,” in an English statement released by the Korean Central News Agency on Thursday.