Drop no­tion his ter­ror­ist is not mine: PM at N-sum­mit

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yash­want Raj yash­want.raj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

WASH­ING­TON: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi has made a strong plea for “gen­uine co­op­er­a­tion” among na­tions to counter ter­ror­ism, say­ing last month’s bomb­ings in Brus­sels re­flected the “real and im­me­di­ate” threat to global nu­clear se­cu­rity.

At a din­ner hosted for vis­it­ing world lead­ers by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Thurs­day, Modi ar­gued strongly for new think­ing on com­bat­ing ter­ror­ism. “Brus­sels shows us how real and im­me­di­ate is the threat to nu­clear se­cu­rity from ter­ror­ism,” he said, ac­cord­ing to tweets from the ex­ter­nal af­fairs min­istry spokesper­son. The two brothers in­volved in the March 22 bomb­ings in Brus­sels that killed more than 30 peo­ple had mounted sur­veil­lance on a top scientist work­ing at a Bel­gian nu­clear power plant.

A video of the sur­veil­lance found at the brothers’ apart­ment raised fears the Is­lamic State is plan­ning to at­tack a nu­clear fa­cil­ity, which could cause dev­as­ta­tion of un­told pro­por­tions.

PTI

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi (right) at the din­ner hosted by US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama at the White House on Thurs­day.

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