Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman, US hold exercise to detect and interdict WMD components  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/08/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Recognising the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Oman held the Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNe) Commodity Identification Training and Interdiction Tabletop Exercise at ROP's Customs Academy in Muscat. 

The week-long exercise part of the collaboration between US and Oman brought together interagency officials to strengthen their capacity to detect and interdict smuggled CBRNe-related materials components and equipment that could be used in a terrorist act.

The course briefed participants on methods that terrorists might use to acquire or develop such weapons. They were also told how the material would look their marking labelling and packaging so that they can be easily identified.

These identification and interdiction capabilities are critical for combating smuggling of CBRNe commodities.

'We are pleased to work with the Sultanate of Oman on such important non-proliferation initiatives. These types of initiatives contribute to global security and are vital for stemming proliferation and illicit trafficking' said Anne Harrington deputy administrator for Defence Nuclear Nonproliferation NNSA in a statement.

Building on the commodity identification training the drill 'Khamsin Discovery' used a fictional terrorism-related WMD'smuggling scenario that required a broad range of actions to successfully detect identify and interdict CBRNe items that could be used by terrorists.

Participating ROP officials worked together to assess and respond to the attempt by 'terrorists' to smuggle CBRNe-related items for an attack.

The participants then applied their significant expertise to successfully foil the fictional plot.

'This exercise was a great example of cooperation to reduce nuclear terrorism risks. Readiness and international cooperation are key and we made great progress on both fronts' said Steven Aoki deputy undersecretary of Energy for Counterterrorism and Counterproliferation NNSA.

The goal of the tabletop exercise was to identify the suspicious 'red flags' associated with potential WMD terrorism-related incidents provide first-hand CBRNe interdiction experience and strengthen cooperation between the various agencies charged with preventing and interdicting illegal shipments.


 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 1 2015 - India is least E-Commerce Friendly, Says UNCTADKNN India
(MENAFN - KNN India) India is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the world, but the country's online retailing infrastructure is struggling to keep up. According to a new index compiled ...

 Apr 1 2015 - Al Qassimi takes 5th place in 1st leg of Abu Dhabi Desert ChallengeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Abu Dhabi Racing Chairman, came in 5th overall on the first day of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. Al Qassimi set a ...

 Apr 1 2015 - ADOR storms around Cape HornEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate's entry in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), has safely rounded ocean racing's most treacherous landmark - Cape Horn at the ...

 Apr 1 2015 - Alitalia and Etihad Airways support Expo Milano 2015 'Made Of Italians' programmeEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) As Official Global Carriers of Expo Milano 2015, Alitalia and Etihad Airways will support the upcoming event's 'Made of Italians' programme by offering exclusive ...

 Apr 1 2015 - Abu Dhabi Chamber discuss expanding economic relations with SloveniaEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry today received a trade delegation from the Republic of Slovenia which included representatives of 30 companies and ...

 Apr 1 2015 - OPEC daily basket price for Tuesday, 31st March 2015Emirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The price of OPEC's basket of twelve crudes stood at US$51.06 a barrel on Tuesday, compared with US$51.45 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat ...

 Apr 1 2015 - Saudi Defense Minister receives two messages from Sudanese PresidentEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, Chief of Royal Court, and Special Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has received ...

 Apr 1 2015 - UAE Banks Federation partners with SWIFT to lead discussion on global financial crime regulationsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, SWIFT, has joined the UAE Banks Federation to bring together senior representatives from ...

 Apr 1 2015 - UAE Ambassador, Somalia's Minister for Higher Education discuss cooperation relationsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, and Somalia's Minister for Higher Education, Khadra Bashir Ali, have discussed ways to boost ...

 Apr 1 2015 - 1000 people of different nationalities including Emiratis registered for smart gate service of GDRFAEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) As many as 1000 people of different nationalities including Emirati citizens have applied at the smart gate service during the Dubai government achievement ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help