Remarks Before Meeting With EU High Representative Mogherini

Remarks
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
April 1, 2016


QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, has ISIS overshadowed the summit somewhat?

SECRETARY KERRY: Not at all, no. I don’t – I’m not even sure.

QUESTION: Thank you.

PARTICIPANT: Thank you.

QUESTION: Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: We’re concerned about ISIS, but we’re concerned about any terrorist group in a country getting nuclear materials, and the summit is about nuclear security and everybody is very clearly focused on that. And we have a very good story to tell of the number of countries that have given up fissionable material, moved away from high enrichment. We have a very positive, broad-based story that has nothing to do with ISIL except that to the degree we keep it away from a terrorist group, we keep it away from ISIL.

QUESTION: Thank you.

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you.