World must do more to curb nuclear terror threat: watchdog

NTI Index finds worrying shortfalls in how well countries protect their nuclear facilities against potential sabotage and cyber attacksInternational progress in reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism has slowed in recent years, and the global nuclear security system remains vulnerable, according to a report released Thursday. The Nuclear Threat Initiative, a leading US nonproliferation watchdog, found that even as international security has been rocked by one crisis after another, basic weaknesses persist in securing the world’s fissile materials. “The current global nuclear security system has dangerous gaps that prevent it from being truly comprehensive and effective,” NTI President Joan Rohlfing said in a statement.

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