Japan Turns Over Nuclear Material; A ‘Significant Victory’ for Obama

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:12 am

Meanwhile, Iran proceeds ahead, Russia is marching around taking over territory wherever they please, but we have an Obama victory, so shut up, haters.

Japan will turn over more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and highly-enriched uranium to the United States, the two nations announced on the eve of an international security summit Monday in The Hague.

The stockpile, maintained by Japan for research purposes, will be securely transported to the U.S., where it will be converted into “less sensitive forms,” according to a joint statement from both countries.

“This pledge complements the significant role that both Japan and the United States are playing in finding new ways to continue improving global nuclear security,” leaders from the nations said, adding that move would “help prevent unauthorized actors, criminals, or terrorists from acquiring such materials.”

Something like this would be meaningful if anyone considered Japan a threat. But hey, victory for Obama!

The deal is a significant victory for President Obama, who has made securing nuclear materials across the globe a major priority in his national security portfolio.

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2 Responses to “Japan Turns Over Nuclear Material; A ‘Significant Victory’ for Obama”

  1. Surly on 24/24/14 at 9:03 am

    Certainly cannot risk Japan taking the Ukraine lesson to heart and building their own nuclear arsenal, just in case.

  2. Mojo on 25/25/14 at 6:57 pm

    Japan already has nukes, just not assembled. And they definitely are not giving those up. China is too close.