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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Nuclear terrorism is, in the words of US President Barack Obama, "the gravest danger we face.
As the President stated in his speech in Prague in 2009, nuclear terrorism is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security," the statement said.
Potter, The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0-415-94244-1.
Nuclear Terrorism, and has worked to strengthen its strategic trade controls.
Nuclear terrorism is one of the most dangerous threats to international security, and effective measures for the physical protection of nuclear safety are the most effective means, which are aimed at preventing terrorists, criminals, or other unauthorized actors access to nuclear materials, State Secretary of the State Inspection on Environmental and Technical Safety Taalaibek Nurbashev said.
Right of Boom: The Aftermath of Nuclear Terrorism comes from a national security expert who considers what could happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States; the greatest security threat faced by the nation today.
THE murder of Alexander Litvinenko was an "act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city", the barrister representing his widow Marina Litvinenko has told a public inquiry.
Russia to snub nuclear summit RUSSIA has told the US it will boycott the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, according to diplomats, damaging efforts initiated by President Barack Obama to reduce the worldwide threat of nuclear terrorism.
delegation to the summit met a number of world leaders and representatives of participating delegations and discussed with them the importance of activating cooperation and boosting joint efforts to ward off nuclear dangers and threats and to fight nuclear terrorism.
Sheikh Mohamed also spoke at the summit about the importance of international collaboration on restricting and preventing nuclear terrorism.
He said the Kingdom was in addition to supporting the initiative to combat nuclear terrorism, the Kingdom was effectively and positively present in more than 20 international al activities related to nuclear security since the last summit in Seoul, Korea.
In a statement on the occasion of leading the UAE delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit 2014, General Shaikh Mohammed said: "Terrorism in general, and nuclear terrorism in particular, represent the most important challenges facing the world today, which requires our diligent joint action in order to be able to ward off all forms of this threat.

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