After the end of 4th NSS, Barack Obama shared his concerns regarding nuclear security. He stated four major concerns:
- IS obtaining nuclear weapons is one of the biggest nuclear security threat to the world.
- India and Pakistan may enter into nuclear arms race. Thus, they are required to make progress on reducing their nuclear arsenal.
- It is very difficult to see huge reductions in global nuclear weapons unless US and Russia, the largest carriers of nuclear weapons, lead the way.
- Possession of Nuclear weapons by North Korea is a grave danger for global community. The global community should work together on elimination of nuclear weapons of North Korea.
About Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)
The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is a world summit, aimed at preventing nuclear terorrism around the globe. The first summit was held in Washington D.C., United States, in 2010. The second summit was held in Seoul,South Korea, in 2012. The third summit was held in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2014. The fourth summit was held in Washington, D.C. on March 31-April 1, 2016
53 nations and 4 international organisations attended the summit. India was represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Russia did not attend the summit. Their Foreign Ministry stated, “We shared with our American colleagues our doubts regarding the added value of a forum that is planned to be held in the United States in 2016,” “We believe it is unacceptable to create a precedent of such outside interference into the work of international organizations,” and “Washington is trying to assume the role of the main and privileged ‘player’ in this field”.