The report states ISIS could carry out a future attack with an improvised explosive device (IED) packed with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) material. It thought ISIS may already have CBRN material within Europe. “ISIL actually has already acquired the knowledge, and in some cases the human expertise, that would allow it to use CBRN materials as weapons of terror” the Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Non-Proliferation Centre at NATO, Wolfgang Rudischhauser, stated.
ISIS reportedly used chemical weapons in combat against Kurdish positions in Syria. It is said to have seized chemical weapons from old bunkers formerly held by Saddam Hussein. Nuclear material was also taken from the research facility at Mosul University, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The FBI thwarted at least four attempts by ISIS to purchase radioactive materials smuggled through eastern Europe. “We are dealing with a very serious, well-resourced, determined international terrorist organization that is now active on the streets of Europe,” said head of Europol, Rob Wainwright. Europol coordinates between EU police forces. “This represents the most serious terrorist threat faced in Europe for 10 years.”
Even Obama Is Worried Of ISIS Nuking New York City
President Obama invoked a bracing image responding to a question about the threat Russia poses to America while speaking at a nuclear-security summit in Brussels in March 2014.