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The Meeting of the World’s Nuclear Club and Others… What do they want?

The leaders of  47 countries, some of which,   have nuclear weapons……. are meeting in Washington D.C for next few days……
I guess an invite is a status highlight in its own……(Iran ain’t there )
Here’s piece on the Players and their wants………

Delegations from 46 countries will come to the United States next week for a summit on nuclear security, but the heads of state and foreign ministers in attendance are unlikely to let their time in Washington go by without raising other concerns. Here’s a look at who’s coming and what’s on their agenda.


Who’s coming: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

What they want: Counterterrorism help in North Africa. Obama’s nuclear strategy hinges on keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists — something Algeria, where the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Maghreb is very active — has historically been engaged in


Who’s coming: President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

What they want: Ideally, U.S. support for Argentina’s claim on the Falkland Islands. In reality, the Argentines will likely focus on following Chile’s lead in drawing down their large stockpile of fissile material.


Who’s coming: President Serzh Sargsyan

What they want: U.S. backing in the Turkish-Armenian rapproachement. President Sargysan will hold a rare bilateral meeting with Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama have been attempting to reconcile bitter adversaries Turkey and Armenia, relations between which grew further complicated in March after a U.S. congressional committee decided to label the World War I-era killing of Armenians a genocide over vociferous Turkish objections.


Who’s coming: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

What they want: To be a major backer of Obama’s nuclear policy. Australia has made eliminating chemical and nuclear weapons a foreign-relations priority. With the U.S. health-care vote postponing Obama’s trip to the region and Rudd’s own health-care debate bruising him domestically, Australia might just want some Obama love.


Who’s coming: Prime Minister Yves Leterme

What they want: For Obama to stop snubbing the European Union. The Belgians take their leading role in the EU very seriously and lately, they have not been happy. In February, Obama decided not to attend a U.S.-EU summit in Madrid and this week he failed to invite a single EU representative to the signing of his new START agreement in Prague.


April 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, Politics, Updates |


  1. they didnt invite Iran.. what uppity people

    I am SURPRISED Pakistan is showing up

    they were calling for BOYCOTTS because of the new body scanners at US Airports

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | April 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. Pakistan is now working much closer with the US…and out in the open about it…

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 12, 2010 | Reply

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