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Obama’s nuclear summit opens

Aim of two-day conference is to prevent nuclear weapons and materials from falling into the wrong hands.

April 13, 2010 4:55 by



Representatives of 47 governments today gathered in Washington for an ‘unprecedented’ two-day summit on nuclear security.

Nine countries are believed to have nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, France, China, the UK, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel, although the latter has never publicly declared that it does.

“The world remembers the mushroom cloud, the pain and anguish caused by the most destructive weapon ever known to man, unleashed by US on the Japanese almost sixty five years ago. Today the US, the only country that ever used a nuclear weapon, will host a summit trying to confront the threat of nuclear terrorism,” Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington.

Source: Al Jazeera English



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