Early Progress At Nuclear Security Summit in Washington

There are early dividends ahead of formal meetings today at a nuclear summit in Washington.

China has agreed to work with the U.S. on possible sanctions against Iran and Ukraine has decided to rid itself of nuclear bomb-making materials.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at the opening plenary session.

The leaders are discussing a plan to secure all vulnerable nuclear materials worldwide within four years. The goal is to keep those materials out of the hands of terrorists.

Obama's counterterrorism chief warns that al-Qaida is vigorously pursuing material and expertise for a bomb.

The summit ends later today with a joint declaration to guide future work toward locking away and cleansing the globe of materials still too easily accessible to terrorists.

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  • by Rock Location: Raleigh on Apr 13, 2010 at 12:41 PM
    Ive come to the conclusion that whatever President Obama does, A certain group of individuals will not accept him. They prove it everyday, same ones posting far right comments. Where were they when the country was being ran in the tank? What happen to "COUNTRY FIRST!"
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:51 AM
    Tyrone, is that the medal from the Olymipic downhill skiing? Yep, he got it for going downhill faster than anybody. Barlow, Iran continues to work on Nukes, they are not afraid of Obama. They knew the military option was on the table for them with Bush. I guess Bush proved it. Just remember, perception of getting out of Afganistan, by the Iranians, says a lot to the weakness of the president we have.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    Obama was successful at getting a bunch of NON nuclear nations to come to a summit and say they are going to give up some of the nuclear weapons THEY DO NOT HAVE!!! Great Britian did not even show up!!!
  • by Jim Location: SC on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:28 AM
    How many of us actually trust China????? Let's at least wait until we see actual results before we give Obonzo another Nobel Peace Prize.
  • by Tyrone Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2010 at 07:40 AM
    Before we give Obama a gold metal, let the process finish first. China maybe promising to do nothing.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2010 at 06:27 AM
    This is a great step in the right direction, sanctions against Iran and Ukraine! wait.......OBAMA is involved? I changed my mind, I think its a TERRIBLE idea!!!!let them run wild as before, get me my "tea".
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Apr 13, 2010 at 05:10 AM
    Nice work! This will further isolate Iran and put more pressure on as they realize they can't make the US the sole "aggressor". The more other nations come out in public and line up with the US, the easier it will be to act, whether it be more sanctions or military action.

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