CENTER STAGE:Taiwan’s participation sends an important message to Asia about the benefits of nuclear security, US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said
Date: Apr 02, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
The White House on Thursday praised Taiwan’s enriched uranium policies, as more than 50 national leaders met in Washington for a two-day summit aimed at halting nuclear proliferation.
“With respect to Taiwan’s contributions, obviously they’ve made an important contribution along with others in getting rid of stockpiles of highly enriched uranium,” US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said.
He was addressing a news briefing following a trilateral meeting — held as the summit opened — between US President Barack Obama, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A major focus of the summit is preventing organizations such as the Islamic State group from obtaining nuclear material or a nuclear device.
Obama has made securing nuclear material around the world a top priority. [FULL STORY]