VIENNA, March 21 The U.N. atomic agency chief
said on Monday that Japan's nuclear situation remained very
serious but that he had no doubt the country would "effectively
overcome" the crisis.
"The crisis has still not been resolved and the situation at
the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains very serious,"
Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA), told an emergency board meeting.
But, "I have no doubt that this crisis will be effectively
overcome," he said in a statement made available to journalists.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, editing by Tim