Obama says nuclear terrorist attack would ‘change our world
American President Barack Obama has raised concerns over the threat of terror groups with nuclear ambitions. Obama said there was a persistent and evolving threat of terrorists conducting a nuclear attack. He, however, said the world had made progress in preventing terror groups like Al Qaeda and ISIL from acquiring nuclear weapons. But he said more needed to be done. He hailed recent moves by Argentina, Switzerland and Uzbekistan of getting rid of their stockpiles of highly enriched uranium. Obama warned that that thousands of tonnes of fissile material still lies in stockpiles, unsecured. For the dozens of world leaders assembled in Washington this week, the harrowing risk of nuclear terrorism has been front and centre, alongside concerns about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.