US, Russia lead 1st meeting against nuclear terror

October 30, 2006 16:02

The world's five leading nuclear powers and seven other nations kicked off a global program Monday aimed at keeping nuclear weapons beyond terrorists' reach. With the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs topping the international diplomatic agenda, the project's American and Russian leaders want to better secure the world's nuclear materials and knowledge. The first meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism began Monday in Rabat, Morocco. The project brings together the Group of Eight industrialized nations, plus China, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Australia, to work together on keeping nuclear materials under control. The countries are expected to lay out basic working principles during the two-day meeting.

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