52 Heads of State will meet in Washington on Mar 31-Apr 1 for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the 4th in a series of summits which aim to prevent the acquisition of nuclear weapons or bomb-making materials by terrorist organisations.
The letter notes that ‘The existence of bomb-grade nuclear materials creates the risk of the fabrication and use of a nuclear weapon or radiological (‘dirty’) bomb. Any such use would have catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences, causing immeasurable suffering. This must be prevented.’
However, ‘only by abolishing nuclear weapons will we eliminate the risk of nuclear weapons being used by a terrorist – or a state – whether by accident, miscalculation or madness.
PNND Global Coordinator
On behalf of the PNND Coordinating Team
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a global network of legislators working on a range of initiatives to prevent nuclear proliferation and to achieve a nuclear weapons free world.