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Leaders discuss nuclear terror

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published June 11, 2007


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MIAMI - Armed terrorists are constructing a bomb in a warehouse. SWAT teams descend and set up a perimeter. Specialists find a radiation source. After clearing the warehouse, a device is located and disrupted.

This mock demonstration about responding to radiological dispersal devices will be carried out by the FBI, local and state law enforcement next week for officials from the world's leading nuclear powers and other countries, who will come together for five days of meetings aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism.

Officials from the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France, and other countries will gather for the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Law Enforcement Conference, which aims to provide guidelines for keeping track of nuclear substances, ensuring safety and combating trafficking of nuclear materials.

"It's really designed ... to truly bring the players together to start dialogue, establish ground rules ..." Dr. Vahid Majidi, assistant director of the FBI's Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, said of the agenda.

[Last modified June 11, 2007, 00:46:40]


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