Drop notion his terrorist is not mine: PM at N-summit
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) at the dinner hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday.