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Nations Gather to Combat Terrorism

Monday, 11 June 2007 12:00 AM

This week in Miami, representatives from nearly 30 countries have gathered to talk shop on how to combat nuclear terrorism in a first-of-its-kind international conference led by the FBI and its Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

The "Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism Law Enforcement Conference" - attended by some 450 public and private sector officials from law enforcement, intelligence, border control, nuclear security, and related professions - is an outgrowth of an agreement signed by Russia and the U.S. last summer to build multinational cooperation on the issue.

Countries attending include the U.S., Russia, Canada, China, the U.K., Egypt, Morocco, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, and others.

The conference's primary objective: to build the capabilities of partner nations to investigate, prevent, and respond to sudden strikes by terrorists using nuclear devices or other radioactive materials. To make that happen, the conference will include:

Among the highlights of the conference on the first day:

… Remarks by FBI Director Robert Mueller, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and Colonel General Vladimir Ivanovich Bulavin, the Deputy Director of Russia's Federal Security Bureau;

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