Vídeo: Focus on North Korea, islamic state at Obama Nuclear Summit
President Barack Obama opened his fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Thursday, acknowledging that the world remains imperiled by North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and the possibility that the Islamic State militant group could set off radioactive bombs.
Washington, Marh 31, 2016.- Ahead of the summit, Obama met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House to discuss the North Korean threat in the wake of Pyongyang’s January nuclear test and a long-range missile launch in February.
“We are united in our efforts to deter and defend against North Korean provocations,» said Obama, following the talks.
Pyongyang was also among the focal points when Obama sat down later with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
«We want to enhance communication and coordination on the Korean nuclear issue and other regional and global issues,” Xi said at the top of the talks.
Washington views Beijing, Pyongyang’s ally, as key in enforcing U.N. sanctions against North Korea for its weapons development.
Later, on the sidelines of the summit, the president will hold separate talks with French President Francois Hollande and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In a Washington Post opinion article, Obama said world powers would address threats posed by terrorist groups such as Islamic State.
“We will join allies and partners in reviewing our counterterrorism efforts, to prevent the world’s most dangerous networks from obtaining the world’s most dangerous weapons,” said Obama.