Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Obama Says US to Host Next Nuclear Summit in 2016

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Obama Says US to Host Next Nuclear Summit in 2016

AP

U.S. President Barack Obama attends the opening session of the Nuclear Summit in The Hague, the Netherlands, on Monday, March 24, 2014.

Photos and Videos

Obama, Putin Have Phone Conversation on Fallon

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have a phone conversation and trade insults on the "Tonight Show."

Emanuel Wants Obama Presidential Library in Chicago

"I believe Chicago is the right place for President Obama to have a presidential library," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
More Photos and Videos

President Barack Obama says world leaders will convene in the United States in 2016 for the next Nuclear Security Summit.

Obama made the announcement Tuesday as this year's summit wrapped up in the Netherlands.

Although Obama said Chicago would host the 2016 summit, the White House later said no city has been chosen. During his remarks, Obama also referenced the summit being in Washington.

Obama launched the summit series in 2010, hoping to secure materials and keep them out of the hands of terrorists. Since then, the number of countries with enough material to build a nuclear weapon has fallen from 39 to 25.

Obama says the next summit will be a "transition" summit where heads of state will look to hand responsibility for nuclear security to their lower-level officials.

Leave Comments