'Nuke terror greatest threat'

Meridor to tell US summit risk of the threat materializing increasing.

Dan Meridor 311 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
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 increasein the risk of this threat materializing, especially in the MiddleEast.
The danger, according to Israel, was thatterror-supporting states developing nuclear weapons would give thoseweapons or other nuclear materials to non-state actors in the hope ofavoiding culpability for their actions.
Israel was expected tosay that it acutely understood the threat of nuclear terrorism becausea regime that illicitly seeks nuclear weapons and openly calls forIsrael's destruction (Iran) is supporting terror proxies thatcontinuously attack the country.