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 However, Obama’s concern about the risks of nuclear terrorism did have some modest result. During the following year he hosted an international conference to draw attention to the need to secure nuclear material. Forty-seven countries and three international organizations participated in the first of what came to be called the Nuclear Security Summits. There were four in all, which occurred two years apart and ending in 2016. The first and last sessions were held in Washington, D.C. with Obama as host. Russia declined to participate. ​ However, Obama’s concern about the risks of nuclear terrorism did have some modest result. During the following year he hosted an international conference to draw attention to the need to secure nuclear material. Forty-seven countries and three international organizations participated in the first of what came to be called the Nuclear Security Summits. There were four in all, which occurred two years apart and ending in 2016. The first and last sessions were held in Washington, D.C. with Obama as host. Russia declined to participate. ​
  
-The summits were occasions for heads and state and government to discuss threats of nuclear security. Negotiators for the various countries (known as “Sherpas” and “Sous Sherpas”) conferred in between the meetings nd prepared commitments and declarations of intent to be presented in the next session. As a result, all the participating countries agreed to pursue optimum security for any highly enriched uranium or plutonium in their custody and, if at all possible, the reduction in the use of these materials. This involved more frequent reviews of state security by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).(([[https://​wwe.nss2016.org/​|website ​of the Nuclear Security Summit]]))+The summits were occasions for heads and state and government to discuss threats of nuclear security. Negotiators for the various countries (known as “Sherpas” and “Sous Sherpas”) conferred in between the meetings nd prepared commitments and declarations of intent to be presented in the next session. As a result, all the participating countries agreed to pursue optimum security for any highly enriched uranium or plutonium in their custody and, if at all possible, the reduction in the use of these materials. This involved more frequent reviews of state security by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).(([[https://​www.nss2016.org/​|Website ​of the Nuclear Security Summit]], 2016))
  
 The fourth summit ended with the plans for an expanded membership in the Nuclear Security contact group, which would meet in various for a held, mainly in Vienna, the headquarters of IAEA.(([[https://​vcdup.org/​nuclear-security-afgter-the-summits/​|“Nuclear Security After the Summits”]],​ a report of a meeting in Vienna posted on 18 October 2016 by the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.)) It is not obvious whether these meetings have resulted in much improvement in the security of the vast and growing waste materials around the world, especially since Obama was succeeded by a president with even greater aspirations for the growth in nuclear weapons. The fourth summit ended with the plans for an expanded membership in the Nuclear Security contact group, which would meet in various for a held, mainly in Vienna, the headquarters of IAEA.(([[https://​vcdup.org/​nuclear-security-afgter-the-summits/​|“Nuclear Security After the Summits”]],​ a report of a meeting in Vienna posted on 18 October 2016 by the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.)) It is not obvious whether these meetings have resulted in much improvement in the security of the vast and growing waste materials around the world, especially since Obama was succeeded by a president with even greater aspirations for the growth in nuclear weapons.
  
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