Terrorism: countering nuclear and radiological terrorism requires international cooperation

April 4, 2016
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“The threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism remains one of the greatest challenges to international security, and the threat is constantly evolving”, according to world leaders gathered at the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Friday 1 April 2016. While no region was specifically mentioned, there is a common understanding that the MEDA region is a region particularly threatened by terrorism. “More work remains to be done to prevent non-state actors from obtaining nuclear and other radioactive materials, which could be used for malicious purposes”, the heads of state said in a joint statement, which commits them to “common work”. In their statement, they stressed that “countering nuclear and radiological terrorism demands international cooperation, including sharing of information in accordance with states’ national laws and procedures.”
They also asserted: “we commit to fostering a peaceful and stable international environment by reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism and strengthening nuclear security.” “We, as leaders, are conscious of our responsibility,” they said.
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia
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