International exercise on prevention of nuclear terrorism conducted in Moscow

Participants in the international exercise in the prevention of acts of nuclear terrorism called Strazh 2012 conducted in Moscow on September 27-28 called for the creation of effective mechanisms for removing nuclear materials from illegal turnover, the public relations center of the Russian Federal Security Service has reported.

Among the exercise participants were delegations from 58 countries and observers from the IAEA, Interpol, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

"Reiterating the importance of ensuring global nuclear security, the participants admitted the need to develop systems for timely reaction to nuclear terrorism threats and the creation of effective mechanisms for removing nuclear materials and radioactive substances from illegal circulation," the public relations center of the Russian Federal Security Service said in a release issued after the exercise, which was obtained by Interfax on Friday.

The document provides that a roundtable discussion was conducted after the exercise, where the participants exchanged opinions on issues relating to the improvement of measures to prevent acts of nuclear terrorism. "Foreign participants pointed out a high level of organization of this exercise," the public relations center of the Russian Federal Security Service reported.

The exercise demonstrated the technological developments of the Russian Defense Ministry and Rosatom in the sphere of detection of nuclear materials and radioactive substances, as well as the work by special units of the Federal Security Service and the emergency units of Rosatom.

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