In the four years since President Obama laid out his nuclear security vision in Prague, NNSA and our international partners have led a global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism by securing, consolidating and eliminating hundreds of kilograms of weapons-usable material. Numerous shipments and removals, carefully coordinated here in the U.S. and abroad, have been, and continue to be, a vital part of ensuring terrorists never acquire the material necessary for an improvised nuclear explosive device. As of April 2013, NNSA's Global Threat Reduction Initiative has removed all highly enriched uranium from 10 countries since the President's Prague speech -- a cumulative total of 23 since the program's inception. We are on schedule to remove all remaining HEU from three more countries before the end of 2013.
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