April 13th, 2010
07:25 PM ET
13 years ago

Obama: 'Real progress' at nuclear summit

Washington (CNN) - President Obama said Tuesday that the 47-nation nuclear security summit he convened raised global awareness of the threat of nuclear terrorism and yielded commitments to better secure nuclear arsenals and materials.

At a news conference wrapping up the two-day summit, Obama cited steps taken by countries including Russia and other former Soviet states to eliminate some of the vulnerable vestiges of nuclear stockpiles from the Cold War era.

However, Obama was unable to declare a breakthrough with China and Russia on imposing tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. lila

    Were there any security breeches? After the embarrassment of hosting the King of India I hope not.

    April 13, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  2. Mike

    Whatever oh clueless one.

    April 13, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. malclave

    Real progress = lots more people to bow to in a show of submission!

    April 13, 2010 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  4. Jack

    This is a great start. Much more to do but Obama has accomplished more in this one year on nuclear arms negotiations than we have in the previous 8. There is much more to be done but Obama has begun the dialogue. This is putting leaders on notice that, if they don't participate, they put their nations in danger.

    April 13, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. Real progress? You must be kidding...

    Iran and N. Korea continue unabated in the development of their nuclear programs.......am I to get excited because the Ukraine supposedly is dumping their nukes.....they couldn't afford it anyway.....

    April 13, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. stephen Pagnozzi

    Here we have nothing less than a real class act- President Obama- finally some one with common sense and yet a lack of naivity. Here's a guy that's no one's fool(don't say that to the opposition!) but its true. Anyone having a bit of gray matter could see this. I have never witnessed in my 61 years a president who had it all-This gentleman has it all!

    April 13, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  7. rachel

    Thank you for signing that agreement secretary clinton and russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov

    April 13, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  8. Obama the Liar

    This clown just keeps bringing America to Her knees.

    April 13, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  9. JES

    How much weaker can you make us with the rest of the world.

    We will all be speaking Spainish or something else before it's all over.

    You are a weak President worse than Carter and that's pretty bad.

    April 13, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Ken in NC

    No breakthrough on tougher with Russia and China on santions against Iran. That's OK. Atleast they are working on it and not at the point of keeping our three nations preped for war. At least there is talk of peace and not of war.

    April 13, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. Fitz in Texas

    "raised global awareness of the threat of nuclear terrorism and yielded commitments to better secure nuclear arsenals and materials."

    Duh, you think? Obama's just now getting this.

    April 13, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. joe kiloz

    In real estate terms we call the Russian "opt out" option as a promise in the wind.

    April 13, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  13. frank in valparaiso indiana

    We should agree with Russia to destroy the thousands of bomb components that are stored and not part of the active inventory. That would make the world a lot safer.

    April 13, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  14. Jim in NM

    China and Russia will protect Iran and their interests in the Middle East.

    April 13, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  15. ib

    Sure Obama keep drinking your Kool Aid. Everyone is laughing at how weak this country has become since you have been president.

    April 13, 2010 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |