President Bush urges more PSI endorsements
On the second anniversary, May 31, of the U.S. Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), President Bush urged all responsible nations to endorse the counter-proliferation program's statement of interdiction principles
Under PSI, countries agree to cooperative action under existing national and international laws to stop trafficking in weapons of mass destruction by sharing intelligence and the search and seizure of suspect cargo on land, sea and air.
More than 60 nations presently participate in the initiative, with the most recent support given by Argentina, Georgia and Iraq.
'We're working in common cause with like-minded states prepared to make maximum use of their laws and capabilities to deny rogue states, terrorists and black marketers access to WMD-related materials and delivery means,' Bush said.
The president first announced the PSI initiative two years ago in Krakow, Poland.