The nuclear summit involving nearly four-dozen nations will wrap up today in Washington D.C. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says the meeting is supposed to conclude with a joint statement that will keep terrorists from getting their hands on bomb-making materials.
“I hope that the leaders of all 47 countries can agree on something that is foolproof,” Grassley says. “If it’s just some statement of concern, statement of intentions without real enforcement, then it might bring a false sense of security.” Grassley, a Republican, says our nation has made that mistake before, with cataclysmic consequences.
“We were in a false sense of security environment until September the 11th, 2001, and we’ve finally awakened and are trying to be on top of every danger to the American public,” Grassley says. “This may eliminate one of those dangers if this conference is successful.” The summit is reportedly the largest gathering of world leaders hosted by an American president since the end of World War Two.