• Kyodo


Kuwait is no longer pursuing nuclear power following the disaster in Japan, scrapping a plan last July to build four reactors by 2022, officials of a Kuwaiti government research body said Tuesday.

While a number of countries, including Germany, Switzerland and Italy, have decided to turn away from nuclear power due to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis, it is rare for a country that has signed a civil nuclear power cooperation agreement with Japan to do so.

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