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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He recently completed a study on the threat of nuclear terrorism to Israel, published by the Begin-Sadat Center.
Then, the Chamber examined a bill providing for the approval of the Tunisian Republic adherence to the International Convention for Repression of Nuclear Terrorism Acts (25/2010).
The preoccupation with Iran, however, may have distracted Israel from another threat, one which may be no less likely and actually far more difficult to counter: nuclear terrorism.
It is around this incubator of nuclear terrorism that intentions and resources of non-state and state actors intersect.
''It's extremely important to cooperate internationally in eradicating nuclear terrorism from the world,'' Hatoyama told reporters at his office before leaving for Haneda airport.
Leaders and representatives of 47 nations are in Washington DC for a nuclear summit that has the stated aim of making the world safe from nuclear terrorism.
Summary: WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama rallied world leaders at an unprecedented summit on preventing nuclear terrorism on Tuesday against a backdrop of a mounting US-led drive to tighten sanctions on nuclear-defiant Iran.
Today the US, the only country that ever used a nuclear weapon, will host a summit trying to confront the threat of nuclear terrorism," Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.
The Nuclear Safety Summit is an opportunity for participating countries to find ways to further strengthen international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A spokesperson for the outgoing Iraqi government said that the cabinet had approved a draft law on Iraq's succession to the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.
A JOINT Interpol-International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiative on fighting nuclear terrorism unites police forces worldwide with IAEA experts in gathering comprehensive data on the illicit traffic in nuclear and radiological materials.
This training is part of the preparation for an exercise to be conducted under the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.Aa More than 80 representatives from Moroccan agencies participated.

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