Issues at 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, Seoul
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Issues at 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, Seoul

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Issues at 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, Seoul

-DR. ABDUL RUFF

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Lake of sincerity on the part of big powers that jointly control the global activities remains the base cause for all crucial problems the humanity is facing now. Like the Climate change summits, the recent nuclear security summit, controlled entirely by the USA, has not been able to resolve any of the problems of explosive nature being faced by the humanity.

Besides the GST (global state terror) operations targeting the terrorized humanity, particularly the energy rich Muslim nations, the NATO-UNSC terror syndicates are also guilty of climate crimes, expansion of nuke depots and nuclear proliferations.

In collaboration with other members of the notorious UNSC-NATO, the USA-UK terror twins invaded sovereign Libya, destabilizing it and looting its resources, but world could only watch the western-eastern fascism helplessly. Aggression of Libya came after the success of the UNSC-NATO joint terror operations in Afghanistan and Iraq following the Sept-11 hoax on fictitious pretexts like Osama, WMD, bogus threat percept generated by the global fascist media.

Yet, neither America nor its allies are bold enough to disclose the real causes of Sept-11 hoax. That is indeed the essence of humanity tragedy.

Debate without substance

Since complete and total disarmament and denuclearization of the world are not the real agenda of UNSC-NATO terror syndicates, the debate in the nuclear summit targeted the “enemies” of USA.

America very skillfully utilizes the services of UNSC, ICJ, IAEA, etc to advance its interests by illegal and immoral means.

Both the terror twins, USA and Israel, have been raising the tone of a terror attack on Iran leading to a devastating nuclear war. It would not take much, just a handful or so of these materials, to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people and that's not an exaggeration, that's the reality that world faces now.

Nearly 60 world leaders who gathered on 26-27 March in Seoul for a nuclear security summit agreed to work on securing and accounting for all nuclear material by 2014. But widespread fear lingers about the safety of nuclear material in countries including former Soviet states, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Iran. The world's nuclear concerns, those surrounding the weapons programs of North Korea and Iran, however, were not on the agenda at the summit, and neither country was invited. North Korea said last week it would consider it a "provocation" if its "nuclear issue is placed on the agenda at the Seoul summit" and if any statement was issued against the North for pursuing such a program.

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said nuclear terrorism remained a "grave threat", while Obama said action was the key. "North Korea has only a few bombs' worth of plutonium in a tightly controlled garrison state," US president Obama said. "Iran has not begun to produce weapons-usable material." Obama had declared in 2009 at the Prague speech it was time to seek "a world without nuclear weapons". "It would not take much - just a handful or so of these materials - to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people. And that's not an exaggeration. That's the reality that we face."

The security forum is meant to deal only with safeguarding nuclear material and facilities and preventing trafficking. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ignored protocol and urged the international community to strongly demand North Korea exercise self-restraint over next month's planned rocket launch. The planned missile launch North Korea recently announced would go against the international community's nuclear non-proliferation effort and violate UNSC resolutions, Noda said in an opening speech.

North Korea and Iran are viewed with worry because of fears of nuclear proliferation. Meetings were overshadowed by North Korea's planned launch, scheduled to take place between 12 and 16 April. Pyongyang says it is intended to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung. Iran's nuclear program was also on the minds of the summit participants, with Obama pledging to meet the leaders of Russia and China on the sidelines to work towards a resolution.

Officially Japan had claimed to be non-nuclear power and works against nuclearization of intentional relations. But an earthquake and tsunami last March knocked out external and on-site power supplies at the nuclear power plant, 240 km (150 miles) northeast of Tokyo, causing the failure of cooling systems and triggering fuel meltdowns, radiation leaks and mass evacuations. Noda, representing a country mired in the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years, also said that Tokyo has learned from the Fukushima disaster and was reinforcing power supply devices and increasing security measures at its plants.

North Korea's plans for a rocket launch next month, as US President B. Obama cautioned against complacency in dealing with the threat of nuclear terrorism. Japan steered off the agenda at a nuclear security summit to hit out at North South Korea and the US say North Korea risks further sanctions and isolation if it does not cancel its plans. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, speaking at the summit, called on Pyongyang to cancel the rocket launch, saying that it would violate UN Security Council resolutions.

The West says the NK launch is a disguised test of a long-range missile designed to reach the American mainland. Obama told leaders the world was safer because of the steps taken to improve nuclear security, but warned that the threat of the wrong people getting hold of the materials to make a crude atomic bomb was real. "Nuclear terrorism is one of the most urgent and serious threats to global security," he said.

The US says any launch would violate UN resolutions and constitute a missile test. The “secretive” North has been widely criticized on the sidelines of the meeting, including by main ally China, but host South Korea has explicitly stated the North's weapons of mass destruction programs were off the table during the summit itself. Washington wants NK to suspend nuclear and missile tests in return for food aid with the USA. Obama has said the destitute North could be hit with tighter sanctions if it goes ahead with the rocket launch, but experts doubt China will back another U.N.S.C. resolution against it.

Seoul has warned it will shoot down the rocket if it strays over South Korean territory. North Korea says the long-range rocket will carry a satellite when it goes up in April. North Korean foreign ministry said that the launch would go ahead as planned and criticized Obama's stance as ''confrontational''. North Korea said "will never give up the launch of a satellite for peaceful purposes" and described the ''weather satellite'' Pyongyang planned to launch as useful for ''the study of weather forecast needed for agriculture and other economic fields''.

No other major leaders mentioned North Korea's nuclear ambitions or the ballistic missile launch which will carry a weather satellite into orbit. China’s Hu called for "an international environment conducive to boosting nuclear security" to be created and called for concrete action to tackle a threat that posed "a grave challenge" to peace. The US and Chinese presidents met on the sidelines of the summit and agreed to co-ordinate their response to any "potential provocation" if Pyongyang went ahead with the launch.

The summit was briefly interrupted by a dispute between Argentina and Britain, which went to war in 1982 over the Falkland Islands, over suggestions Britain had sent a submarine capable of carrying nuclear weapons to the South Atlantic. Tension between Britain and Argentina is rising as the 30th anniversary approaches of Argentina's invasion of the Falklands that was repulsed by a British task force after a 10-week conflict that killed 650 Argentine and 255 British troops.

Nuclear Danger

Even though nuclear danger is real and USA-Israel twins could ignite a nuclear war, causing immense miseries to humanity and destroying themselves in the process, the UNSC-NATO deliberately plays with nuclear terror.

The Nuclear Threat Initiative, a Washington-based nonproliferation group that tracks the security of world nuclear stockpiles, said in a January report that 32 countries have weapons-usable nuclear materials.

State terrorism, especially nuclear terrorism continues to be one of the most challenging threats to international security. World is now more dangerous than a decade back. According to an estimate, Russia: 10,000, US: 8,500, France: 300, China: 240, UK: 225, Pakistan: 90-110, India: 80-100, Israel: 80, North Korea: fewer than 10, Material that can be used to make nuclear bombs is stored in scores of buildings spread across dozens of countries. If even a fraction of it fell into the hands of “terrorists”, it could be disastrous. But it would not take much, just a handful or so of these materials, to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people and that's not an exaggeration.

India's lax security was displayed in at least two incidents in recent years in which radioactive materials — from a hospital and a university laboratory — were discarded and later ended up in a scrap dealer's shop. Despite New Delhi's insistence that its nuclear materials are secure, the NTI ranked India among the top five nuclear security risks, saying the government needs more transparency, more independence for its nuclear regulator and tighter measures to protect nuclear material in transit. Although Pakistan's small stockpiles of nuclear material are heavily guarded, it is believed to be prone to corruption by officials who may have sympathies to hard-line Islamic militants. Other recent nuclear scares include a suspected attempt by a crime syndicate in the eastern European country of Moldova to sell weapons-grade uranium to buyers in North Africa. Officials in the country told The Associated Press that 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of highly enriched uranium remains in criminal hands and is probably in another country.

An investigation provided fresh evidence of a black market in nuclear material probably taken from poorly secured Soviet stockpiles. Russia has dramatically improved its nuclear security over the last 15 years, but it has the "world's largest stockpiles in the world's largest number of buildings and bunkers" as well as corruption and a weak security culture and regulations.

USA and Russia, former Cold War adversaries, have cooperated to lock down weapons-grade uranium and plutonium, some countries have agreed to remove all such material from their soil and poorer nations have received financial help to secure nuclear facilities.

Nuclear materials stored at research facilities are generally considered less secure than weapons at military installations. Last year's meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant also shows how terrorists could launch a radiation hazard simply by sabotaging a facility's functions. There's an "immense difference between the difficulty of making safe, reliable weapons for use in a missile or combat aircraft and making crude, unsafe, unreliable weapons for delivery by truck.

Islamophobia and Osamaphobia, generated by fascist media have taken their own human toll. Since the threat of nuclear terrorism is considered lower now than a decade ago, especially after the death of strongest human “Osama bin Laden”, the nightmare scenario of a terrorist exploding a nuclear bomb in a major city is necessarily the far-fetched stuff of movies.

Communiqué

A joint communiqué issued at the end of the two-day meeting of more than 50 world leaders in Seoul was light on specifics on how to reduce the risk of atomic materials falling into bad hands, loosely calling for all vulnerable material to be secured in four years. The communiqué reaffirmed their commitment to nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The communiqué reaffirmed states' commitment to minimizing stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, safeguarding nuclear facilities, and preventing illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive material. The long and vaguely worded document, however, offered nothing in the shape of measurable targets and did not single out any state for criticism. It also reaffirms that measures to strengthen nuclear security will not hamper the rights of states to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The summit urges states to minimize the use of highly enriched uranium - one of the building blocks for a nuclear bomb.



The security of the world depends on the actions that the world takes. Obama warned there were still "too many bad actors'' who were threatening to stockpile and use ''dangerous'' nuclear material The communiqué describes nuclear terrorism as one of the most challenging threats to international security. But the responsibility to maintain security over nuclear materials lies firmly with states rather than international bodies. And any effort to try to establish or impose common international standards inevitably raises concerns in some quarters that the world's major powers are seeking to intrude into the nuclear affairs of other countries.

The communiqué reiterates a joint call to secure "vulnerable nuclear material". Critics rightly say the summit is no more than a talking-shop, and warn that even though its mandate was extended to include safety after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year, the next summit in the Netherlands could be the last.

Observations

USA is the only nuclear terror state so far with a tract record of atomic attacks. Over 60 world leaders, including nuclear fascists and drone terrorists, have, as a mere formality, called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism at the summit on nuclear security in Seoul. At the meeting, these world leaders discussed measures, purely as a formality to show to Iran and North Korea that they are “serious” to fight the threat of nuclear terrorism, including the protection of nuclear materials and facilities, as well as the prevention of trafficking of nuclear materials.

Building a nuclear weapon isn't easy, but a bomb similar to the one that obliterated Hiroshima is very plausibly within the capabilities of any nuclear state or sophisticated “terrorist group” propelled by the anti-Islamic states in pursuit of energy goals.

The summit highlights the threat from radioactive materials more generally. But all the summit could do was urge states to take measures to secure these materials and work towards ratifying international conventions on nuclear security. The summit omitted a reference made in a draft communiqué on the need for "concrete steps" towards a world without nuclear weapons. There are currently no binding international agreements on how to protect nuclear material stored peacefully inside its home country.

The communiqué describes nuclear terrorism as one of the most challenging threats to international security. But the responsibility to maintain security over nuclear materials lies firmly with states rather than international bodies. And any effort to try to establish or impose common international standards inevitably raises concerns in some quarters that the world's major powers are seeking to intrude into the nuclear affairs of other countries. Any amendment seeking to undo the current processes is still unratified after seven years.

Thus, the global dictator USA and its fascist allies continue to target Iran and North Korea. Instead of finding credible ways to arrest the nuclear threat to humanity by all nuclear powers, especially the USA which tested atomic bombs on Japanese people, these essentially rogue states pursue the goals of make Iran and North Korea nuke free. Japan is particularly concerned as that rocket was launched over the country three years ago. The resolutions were passed after a similar launch in April 2009.

Many experts doubted whether countries would meet the 2014 deadline for securing the world's loose nuclear material, defined generally as completed weapons, bomb material, or the skills to build them. Nuclear security experts say greater political commitment is needed to drive efforts to secure radioactive materials and overcome barriers to international cooperation.

It's unclear how nations will enforce the summit's goal of securing nuclear material by 2014. The IAEA with ill-focus on “enemies” of USA, shares best practices for securing nuclear material, but the UN body has no power to enforce its recommendations.

Despite all gimmicks by the nuclear states, the nuclear security the summit did send a cold message, although unintended, to the world: “Make world free from nuclear arms plus threats and establish a credible disarmed global regime”.

Nuclear terror powers must realize before it is too late that science and technology should not be used for destroying the humanity and universe!

Humanity must rise to end nuclear technology research and nuclear explosions for whatever reasons they occur!

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د. عبد راف

Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than "terrorism" Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher;/website:abdulruff.wordpress.com/ 91-9961868309/91-9961868309

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abdulruff is based in Ankara, Ankara, Turkey, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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