nuclear terrorism


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Noun1.nuclear terrorism - the use of a nuclear device by a terrorist organization to cause massive devastation or the use (or threat of use) of fissionable radioactive materials; "assaults on nuclear power plants is one form of nuclear terrorism"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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As a result of such rhetoric, which includes alarmists accusing Pakistan of fomenting nuclear proliferation and likely nuclear terrorism in the region, Pakistan remains at odds with the international community and unable to integrate into the international nuclear order.
Under her leadership, the Department (of Energy) has contributed to a major international effort to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism and proliferation by removing or disposing of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, attractive and portable materials that are needed to construct an improvised nuclear device, said David G.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent proposals at the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) demonstrate China's resolve against nuclear terrorism and will boost world confidence in nuclear energy development, experts said
We are committed to working with the international community to prevent nuclear terrorism - a very real social, political, economic, and environmental threat.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries that supported international resolutions related to nuclear security and the Kingdom has ratified the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and it supported as well the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism as a party of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism", he said.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries that supported international resolutions related to nuclear security and the Kingdom has ratified the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and it supported as well, the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism as a party of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism", he said.
Hosting his last nuclear security summit in Washington, Mr Obama said the world has measurably reduced the risk of nuclear terrorism by taking "concrete, tangible steps.
Directed by Geoff Odlum and Renee Sonderman, the office's 33 staff members--a mix of Foreign and Civil Service employees, contractors and fellows--are divided among the Counter Nuclear Smuggling Unit (CNSU), Nuclear Forensics, Foreign Consequence Management (FCM) and Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) teams.
While the precise details of this alleged plot are unclear, there is unquestionably growing concern about the threat of nuclear terrorism.
This will be the fourth and final in a series of Summits that have brought together leaders from over 50 countries and four international organizations to highlight accomplishments and make new commitments towards reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism.
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But Britain must now send the message to Putin that he cannot get away with state-sponsored nuclear terrorism on our streets.

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