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The fine print from last weeks Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that it wasn’t the United States and Russia pledging cutbacks in nuclear war heads and materials…..

Here’s more on the other countries and their actions……

Some of which we done for the good…and some in order to get in good with President Obama who seems to still ‘Wow’ on the international stage….

What a difference from the Bush days!…..

These announcements, which were largely planned in advance but are being rolled out throughout the event are what American officials have taken to calling “house gifts” because they are seen as offerings by visiting dignitaries who want to get in good with their host.

“Maybe if you didn’t bring anything this time, Obama won’t invite you to the next one,” one U.S. delegate joked.

And there are quite a few. We already knew about the Chilean and Ukrainian announcements that they would give up their last stores of highly enriched uranium. Ukraine also agreed to switch its reactor to use low-enriched uranium instead.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed adeal to destroy large amounts of weapons grade plutonium today. Now, the Russians haveannounced they will shut down the plutonium plant in Zheleznogorsk, a once-secret city in Siberia. (They actually agreed to do that two years ago, but nice to know they will actually follow through.)

And Canada announced today that the country will give up a lot of its nuclear material, while Mexico announced today that it will convert it research reactors from highly enriched uranium to low-enriched uranium.


If you are interested there is more info released about the doing at the Nuclear Security Summit here…..

April 18, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women |

1 Comment »

  1. what a giant sausage fest

    perhaps some more diversity in the future

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | April 19, 2010 | Reply

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