Dan Meridor 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Israeli delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit, headed by Dan Meridor, the minister for intelligence and atomic affairs, was expected to deliver a stark warning Tuesday of the risks of terrorists acquiring nuclear arms.
"The greatest threat to peace is that the world's most dangerous regimes and the world's most dangerous terror groups would acquire the world's most dangerous weapons," Meridor was due to say.
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The delegation was expected to say there had been an alarming increase
in the risk of this threat materializing, especially in the Middle
The danger, according to Israel, was that
terror-supporting states developing nuclear weapons would give those
weapons or other nuclear materials to non-state actors in the hope of
avoiding culpability for their actions.
Israel was expected to
say that it acutely understood the threat of nuclear terrorism because
a regime that illicitly seeks nuclear weapons and openly calls for
Israel's destruction (Iran) is supporting terror proxies that
continuously attack the country.