President Barack Obama , who won Nobel Prize for peace and his eyes toward the November election , He vowed on Monday to continue the strategic arms reduction with Russia as part of his wider program of nuclear disarmament, while he warns North Korea and Iran over its nuclear dispute with the West .
President proposes to eliminate nuclear weapons and prevent another accident like the Fukushima nuclear power ,Obama has re-emphasized in a meeting with students from Hankuk University before the opening of the summit. "The danger of a nuclear attack is one of the greatest threats to global security because terrorist groups and criminal gangs trying to seize radioactive material to manufacture a" dirty bomb "nuclear arsenal and that is not properly protected, sufficient for many arms'
In a speech at the Hankuk University in South Korea before the start of the nuclear security summit in Seoul, Obama confessed to being the "moral obligation" to lead this arms cut , more than 1,500 deployed nuclear missiles and 5,000 nuclear warheads, Obama said "we can say with confidence that we have more nuclear weapons than we need."
Therefore, one of its main objectives in this summit will convince Russia of the need to carry out a further reduction of nuclear arsenal. "We will continue trying to make progress in talks with Russia on a step that we have never undertaken before: not only reduce strategic nuclear warheads, but also tactical weapons and reserve heads." Obama's purpose is not easy following the election of Vladimir Putin as new Russian president, he has never cordial relationship. U.S. managed to maintain a communication line more or less stable with Dmtri Medvedev who led Russia to sign the START treaty in April 2010. By this agreement, the two powers agreed to reduce by 30% the number of nuclear warheads to 1,550 per country, and limited to 800 strategic delivery, as well as introducing a new system of inspections of nuclear arsenals.
The U.S. president will also face the refusal of Republicans in Congress to any new plan to reduce the arsenal. "Those who mock our vision, they say that ours is an impossible goal to always be out of reach.Obama siad" I firmly believe that we can ensure the safety of America and our allies, maintain a strong deterrent against any threat, and still further reduce our nuclear arsenal, "
Source : AFP and Reuters
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