The Hague Nuclear Summit is about taking the pledge. Also on the agenda is an allotted time to scrutinize the “less one.” While 53 nations made an appearance at the Nuclear Security Summit, there were two nations who didn’t make the invite list. North Korea and Iran are both absent, but you can still catch them in the headlines.
North Korea responded to the summit from within their own borders, by launching two mid-range missiles. Maybe it was their way of saying, “Where’s my invitation?” President Obama’s meeting with South Korea and Japan says to North Korea, “You don’t have bomb making materials.” They can’t be upset over the amount of nuclear material the United States has access to. The US has to have access; they’ve already announced they’re the host of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.
Progress made during this year’s summit includes a pledge made by 35 of the 53 nations in attendance. Japan agreed to turn over large amounts of plutonium and uranium to the US, to ensure the materials are safely disposed of. The point of the Nuclear Security Summit is to increase progress on the security and reduction of nuclear materials, in order to keep them out of the hands of terrorists.
When those with bomb building materials invade nations who have given up their nuclear capabilities, just alert the US for their punishment.