The focus of the Global Security Summit – to answer how to secure nuclear stockpiles against terrorists
A unique two-day summit expected to bring together more than 40 heads of state and government will open in Washington April 12. As VOA reports, the unprecedented meeting will focus on one issue: how to safeguard nuclear materials from terrorists.
How to secure nuclear stockpiles against terrorists will be the focus of the Global Security Summit.
President Barack Obama launched the idea of a summit last year. He outlined his vision during a speech in Prague.
“I am announcing a new international effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world within four years,” he said. “We will set new standards, expand our cooperation with Russia, and pursue new partnerships to lock down these sensitive materials.”
In his speech, President Obama said nuclear terrorists are determined to buy, build or steal nuclear weapons.