Obama's Vision Of Nuclear-Free World Certified

Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 0:21 AM

The US President talks of efforts for an atomic weapons-free Korean peninsula at the summit, which Russia and Pakistan skipped.

Obama's Vision Of Nuclear-Free World Certified

Seven years after he envisaged a world free of atomic weapons, US President Barack Obama outlined more modest goals at a nuclear security summit on Thursday.

He told the fourth annual meeting - attended by leaders from more than fifty countries in WA DC - that the US was working with allies towards a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.

Mister Obama spoke after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and S Korean President Park Geun-hye on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit.

The US President reiterated the necessity to enforce UN security measures against N Korea, whose recent nuclear tests have alarmed the region.

But absent from the two-day summit is Russia, which together with the US possesses more than ninety percent of the world'south nuclear arsenal.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow would pass the event because of a "shortage of mutual cooperation" on the agenda.

Russia has been miserable about US-led sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.

On the eve of the conference, Mister Obama published a WA Post op-ed urging Moscow to further reduce its nuclear weapons stockpile.

Another no-show is Pakistan, which is developing smaller, tactical nuclear weapons that WA fears could destabilise an already volatile region.

Mister Obama inaugurated the nuclear meeting after a two thousand nine speech in Prague when he outlined his commitment to "the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons".

But the Nobel Peace Prize winner approved a $1 trillion map in two thousand-fourteenth to construct a whole new generation of nuclear-armed submarines, missiles, bombers and warheads.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the US has 7.700 nuclear weapons and Russia 8.000.

The Obama administration can claim progress in the cause of non-proliferation, .

Twelve nations have also eliminated their stockpiles of highly enriched uranium.

But experts declare tons of nuclear material remains poorly guarded in over two dozen countries.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has attended the summit to proposal British expertise in helping countries defend their civil nuclear installations.

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