Egypt’s Foreign Minister Discusses a Nuclear-Free Middle East

BY Jeffrey Brown  April 12, 2010 at 3:16 PM EDT

The two-day nuclear security summit that President Obama is hosting in Washington this week is grand in terms of the number of countries attending, but tightly focused in its stated agenda: Finding ways to secure the materials — highly enriched uranium and plutonium — that go into making weapons and thereby prevent nuclear terrorism.

But bring all these leaders together and, of course, there are many topics to discuss, even within the realm of nuclear diplomacy. Monday morning, we sat down to talk with the leader of Egypt’s delegation, Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, about nuclear security, Iran, Israel, and growing concerns about a new nuclear arms race in the Middle East. You can watch our conversation here:

Video edited by Larisa Epatko