Friday, March 25, 2016

UN Atomic Chief Warns On 'Nuclear Terrorism'

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano says the possibility of a nuclear terror attack cannot be ruled out (AFP Photo/Joe Klamar)

AFP: UN atomic chief warns on 'nuclear terrorism'

Vienna (AFP) - The world needs to do more to prevent "nuclear terrorism", the head of the UN atomic watchdog has warned ahead of an important summit and in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks.

"Terrorism is spreading and the possibility of using nuclear material cannot be excluded," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano told AFP in an interview late Thursday.

"Member states need to have sustained interest in strengthening nuclear security," he said. "The countries which do not recognise the danger of nuclear terrorism is the biggest problem."

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Update: Don’t Ignore the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism (TOGZHAN KASSENOVA, Carnegie Endowment For International Peace)

WNU Editor: All that it will take will be one small nuclear device and/or dirty bomb going-off in a city that will completely change the international focus on what has always been a real threat.

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