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Obama secures nuclear summit pledges


World leaders have agreed to secure all vulnerable nuclear material within four years, making a real contribution to a safer world.

That was the message expressed by US President Barack Obama as he closed the 47-nation nuclear summit in Washington.

A four point-plan calls for every nation to safeguard nuclear stocks and keep material such as enriched uranium out of terrorists’ hands.

President Obama said:
“Today we are declaring that nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenging threats to international security. We also agreed that the most effective way to prevent terrorists and criminals from acquiring nuclear materials is through strong nuclear security, protecting nuclear materials and preventing nuclear smuggling.”

However, the final communique included no mechanism to enforce the measures.

Obama also used the summit to garner support to isolate Iran over its nuclear programme.
China is to cooperate over a new UN resolution but says it still has concerns over the issue.

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