World Leaders Gather For NATO Summit; Terror Plot Busted [VIDEO]

President Obama and other world leaders have spent the weekend in Chicago, home of this year’s NATO Summit.

FOX News Radio’s Jennifer Keiper is there and tells us about the gathering’s hot topics:

Audio clip:

Here at Chicago’s McCormick Place, President Obama meets on the sidelines with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about that country’s 2014 elections and the prospect of a political settlement with the Taliban.

NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen says there are three priorities at this Summit.

(Rasmussen) “Keeping Afghanistan secure, keeping NATO strong and capable in the 21st Century, and keeping our global network of partners solid.”

North of here, a rally begins to take shape, with the Reverend Jesse Jackson talking to anti-NATO protesters before they march to this convention center.

In Chicago, Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

That meeting between President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai focused on the stabilizing the country’s future after the U.S. leaves the country.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz is at the Summit and has more on the Obama-Karzai meeting:

Audio clip:

Declaring the Afghan war as we know it over, President Obama said it’s now time to transition into a time when Afghanistan provides for its own security.  Although he said that doesn’t mean the U.S. role is over.

(President Obama) “Both of us recognize that we still have a lot of work to do and there will be great challenges ahead.”

President Karzai said his government is ready to turn a new page.

(President Karzai) “And the new page is  a page of two sovereign countries working together for the mutual interests.”

President Obama is hoping at this NATO conference other countries will pledge to do their part – particularly financially – so it’s not just the U.S. that’s helping Afghanistan stand up its own defense.

At the NATO Summit in Chicago, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

As these leaders gathered in the Windy City, authorities arrested five men in connection with a terror plot at the Summit.  Three were arraigned on Saturday, two on Sunday.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz has more on the arrests in our ongoing series on national security:

Audio clip:

Police say 24-year-old Sebastian Senakiewicz of Chicago was charged with a felony count of terrorism and falsely making a terrorist threat; and 28-year-old Mark Neiween, believed to be from Chicago, as well, was charged with attempted possession of explosives or incendiary devices.

Saturday, three out of town protesters were arrested, accused of making Molotov cocktails with plans to attack the Obama re-election campaign headquarters and the mayor’s home, among other targets.

At the NATO Summit in Chicago, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

WATCH more on the terror plot and arrests HERE:




Comments