Arms Control

Ambassador Robert Wood: Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Enviroment

Ambassador Robert Wood addresses the CD September 9, 2014

According to the U.S. analysis, the draft PPWT, like the earlier 2008 version, remains fundamentally flawed. Above all, there is no integral verification regime to help monitor the ban on the placement of weapons in space, and no prospect of achieving a capability to effectively verify an agreement banning space-based weapons with existing technologies and cooperative measures.

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U.S. Delegation Travel to Geneva for Talks With Iran on Its Nuclear Program

Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman, and Senior Advisor Jacob J. Sullivan will meet with Iranian officials in Geneva on September 4-5.

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President Obama to Convene Security Council Summit on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The United States holds the presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of September.

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U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Delivers his First Statement to the CD Plenary

U.S. Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Robert Wood

Introductory Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) Plenary Tuesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. As Delivered Mr. President, Acting Secretary General, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, If I may, let me first thank Ambassadors Woolcott and Gallegos for their service at the Conference on Disarmament and wish them well in […]

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Ensuring the Long-Term Sustainability and Security of the Space Environment

We all know very well that space assets are integral to our national security, as well as that of our allies and coalition partners.

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Secretary Kerry in Vienna: Real Gaps Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks to reporters after nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna

Our team will continue working very hard to try to reach a comprehensive agreement that resolves the international community’s concerns.

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Bosnia, United States Share Best Practices for Land Mine Removal

U.S. officer talking with Bosnian soldiers (U.S. Army)

Military-to-military exchanges are giving American and Bosnian soldiers the chance to train together on land mine removal and refine best practices for ensuring public safety.

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Fact Sheet: Changes to U.S. Anti-Personnel Landmine Policy

The United States announced June 27, 2014 that it will not produce or otherwise acquire any anti-personnel landmines (APL) in the future, including to replace expiring stockpiles.

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Wendy Sherman’s Remarks on the P5+1 Talks in Vienna

Our conversations this week have been very tough but constructive. We reviewed every element that we believe should be included in a comprehensive plan of action and had very intensive sessions focused on the very hard work of drafting text.

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U.S. Will Continue to Take the Leadership in Ensuring the Long-term Safety, and Security of Space

Since the beginning of the space age, the global community has been inspired by humanity’s space endeavors and reaped the benefits of the use and exploration, of outer space.

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