Nuclear Security Summit kicks off in USA amid nuclear terrorism threat
WASHINGTON: The fourth and final Nuclear Summit kicks off in Washington, USA amid nuclear terrorism threat.
US President Barack Obama is hosting the summit and leaders from 50 countries are participating in the event to discuss the security of nuclear facilities.
The main objective of the Summit is to secure nuclear facilities from terrorist groups who want to make a nuclear device or a “dirty bomb”.
Obama’s deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said “we know that terrorist organizations have the desire to get access to these raw materials and to have a nuclear device.”
British Prime Minster David Cameron warned that terrorist wants to hand on nuclear material and they will kill as many people as they could.
He also offered British expertise to safeguard nuclear installations of other countries.
Sources claimed that US and UK will also start joint exercise for online attack against nuclear power plants and waste storage facilities next year.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cancelled his tour due to Lahore blast which killed over 70 people while Russia has boycotted the Summit.