July 8th, 2009
07:43 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama plans nuclear summit

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L'AQUILA, Italy (CNN) - President Barack Obama revealed to G-8 colleagues at a dinner Wednesday that he's planning a nuclear security summit in Washington for next March, according to senior administration officials.

Obama first raised the idea of bringing major nations together for such a summit earlier in the week at a news conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama said then he would like a follow-up summit held in Moscow to deal with the thorny issue of preventing nations like Iran and North Korea from getting nuclear weapons.

But getting G-8 members like Russia to sign on to new sanctions against Iran is proving difficult for Obama.

The senior administration officials added that a G-8 declaration condemning the recent post-election violence in Iran will stop short of sanctions.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Simmy

    Let's have a national public option plan healthcare summit first......Give Americans what they need.....Forget the GOP....Take care of US.....

    July 8, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    I sure do like our new President.

    I believe that if the States that have received (and will receive) stimulus money put it to use as soon as they get it, things will start turning around.

    Some states seem to be sitting on the money or using it for other things, and then their Senators complain and whine about no jobs.

    We need someone to check on why this is happening.

    July 8, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  3. Gary Chandler in Canada

    Here's the thing. At the last G 20 Summit, they said the 'involvement of the emerging Nations would be [required] for Global economic recovery'.
    That is a lot of good TALK, and they will Talk for the next 30 years.
    ALL THEY have to do is GO BACK 30 years to the people who started the Fair Trade movement.
    Ask THEM what they saw coming. HIRE them to set World Trading policies!
    It is time to STOP chasing cheap labour!

    July 8, 2009 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. Dan, NY

    Obama does not know what to do. He has no idea. He wants to spend tax-payers money. He took his family all over Europe spending our tax-payers money. He is a hypocrite.

    July 8, 2009 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  5. Jackson

    how will the republicans spin this one?

    July 8, 2009 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  6. valwayne

    A nuclear summit with President "Peace in our Time" Obama. God hlep us all!

    July 8, 2009 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |

    Obama, if you are not going to help the economy then stay in africa or russia or where ever you are and lets see if Biden can help,

    if not VOTE THEM ALL OUT

    July 8, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  8. Guy

    Ok somebody will bomb them if they go "nuclear war" but we seems to agree if they go nuclear for energy.

    So why can't the US go also nuclear for independence from OPEC, less carbon?

    Will it go the same way than the wind farm from Pickens team...
    in the drain?

    A lot of talks, very little efficient actions for now

    SHOW ME!!

    July 8, 2009 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  9. Concerned

    Next March????? We'll be dead by then!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 8, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Obama's pandering to other countries is getting sickening. Meanwhile, N. Korea is flexing it's nuclear muscle not to mention Iran's contempt toward the US. This President is a weak, misguided, inexperienced man living in his own make-believe world. Unfortunatly,with every passing day,he puts America in more danger. Wake up People!

    July 8, 2009 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  11. FreeNLovIt - Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed (1SPMI) of the gospel, for it is (3SPAI) the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (PAPMSD), to the Jew first & also to the Greek

    Thank you for trying to save Mother Earth, but Revelation has revealed that stars will FALL from the sky. We are going to all be fried.

    July 8, 2009 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  12. that picture needs a mushroom cloud in the background

    turn Iran into a parking lot, it really has not tried to join the world very hard

    N. Korea as well

    July 8, 2009 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  13. annie for Palin

    OH PLEASE somebody impeach this idiot before he gets our country blown off the face of the earth!

    July 8, 2009 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  14. AcidEatingLiberal

    Sarah Palin is the one who should be having summits because we all know her and mccain won the last election! Her beautiful graceful children will be in the WHITE house where they belong in 2012! INHOFF/PALIN 2012

    July 9, 2009 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  15. AcidEatingLiberal

    We need good white god fearing children in the white house like the Palin kids! Those 2 little muslims in there now are trouble! PALIN/ENHOFF 2012!

    July 9, 2009 02:51 am at 2:51 am |