UN urges stepped up action against nuke terrorism

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council urged all countries Wednesday to step up efforts to prevent terrorists and black marketeers from getting nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.


A presidential statement approved unanimously by the council on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the adoption of a UN resolution
requiring all countries to take action to keep weapons of mass destruction and the materials to make and deliver them out of the hands of "non-state actors."


UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the council that since the "landmark resolution" was adopted, member states have reported to the UN monitoring committee that they have approved over 30,000 measures and actions to implement the measure.


But he said there have also been setbacks, including the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria. (AP)