Apr 12, 2010

State Dept fears al-Qaeda obtaining weapons grade nuclear material

"Terrorists including al-Qaeda pose a serious threat to world security as they attempt to obtain atomic weapons material, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, declared on the eve of a global summit in Washington to prevent a nuclear terror attack."    In a 2007 video, bin Laden repeated his promise "to use massive weapons" to destroy capitalism and help create an Islamic caliphate, and there have been numerous examples in recent years of al-Qaeda's attempts to acquire WMD material.  According to Mr Mowatt-Larssen, the first evidence of the terrorist group's plans to purchase nuclear material was in late 1993. An al-Qaeda defector who became a source for the CIA and FBI, revealed that bin Laden tried to buy uranium in Sudan.  In 2001, Zawahiri was quoted as saying in an interview: "If you have $30 million, go to the black market in central Asia, contact any disgruntled Soviet scientist, and dozens of smart briefcase bombs are available."

More here or  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7094876.ece
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