A view of the Washington Convention Center where a Nuclear Summit will be held this week on March 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. AFP / Brendan Smialowski
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The specter of Daesh (ISIS) obtaining a "dirty bomb" will loom over a top-level nuclear security summit hosted by President Barack Obama in Washington Thursday and Friday.Obama welcomes several leaders from countries as diverse as China and Nigeria, as well as representatives from nearly 50 other nations, for the summit aimed at elevating the problem of shaky safeguards from the desks of technocrats to the highest corridors of power.Late last year, Belgian police investigating the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks found 10 hours of video surveillance detailing the comings and goings of a senior Belgian nuclear official.The incident has only heightened existing concerns about Daesh efforts to get nuclear material.Groups like the Daesh have long shown their interest in obtaining nuclear material.Obama personally launched the first head of government-level nuclear security summit in Washington in 2010, after describing nuclear terrorism as the "most immediate and extreme threat to global security".
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