Arms Control

Combatting Terrorism: Looking Over the Horizon – Remarks by Under Secretary Sarah Sewall

Violent extremism’s growth over the last decade is an extremely dangerous and destabilizing phenomenon.

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Secretary Kerry Travels to Abuja, Geneva, Madrid, and Paris

Secretary Kerry will meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on May 30 in Geneva as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

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Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Vienna and Geneva

On May 30, Under Secretary Sherman will join Secretary Kerry in Geneva, Switzerland, for meetings with Iranian officials.

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CCW LAWS Meeting: U.S. Closing Statement and the Way Ahead

The United States has been a strong supporter of the decision by the States Parties to CCW to adopt a mandate to discuss lethal autonomous weapons systems or LAWS. We continue to believe that CCW, an IHL forum with its mix of policy, military, and technical experts, is the appropriate venue to consider this complex and important topic.

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Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference


Nonproliferation must be non-negotiable. There is no room under the NPT for a country to negotiate its way into becoming a nuclear-armed state.

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CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

The United States is committed to ensuring the utmost respect for and adherence to human rights when it comes to the development, use, or export of any weapons system, includingany potential future LAWS.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

The U.S. delegation is prepared to participate fully in this week’s discussions and while we will make specific comments during the upcoming sessions, we want to take this opportunity to provide some initial thoughts about the work ahead of us.

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Secretary Kerry: A Solid Foundation for the Good Deal That We Are Seeking

Secretary Kerry

We, our P5+1, EU partners, and Iran have arrived at a consensus on the key parameters of an arrangement that, once implemented, will give the international community confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful.

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President Obama: U.S. and Allies and Partners Reach Historic Understanding with Iran


This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.

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New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Data in this Fact Sheet comes from the biannual exchange of data required by the Treaty. It contains data declared current as of March 1, 2015.

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