Arms Control

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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40th Anniversary of the BWC Treaty

40th Anniversary of the BWC Treaty

40 years after its entry into force, the Biological Weapons Convention continues to be an essential element in the international community’s efforts to prohibit and eliminate such weapons …

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Background Briefing on the Secretary’s Travel to Switzerland

Background Briefing on Travel to Switzerland Special Briefing Senior State Department Official En Route to Switzerland March 25, 2015   QUESTION: Who are you today? Senior State – SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL: I’m a senior State Department official, and you guys can report this as – any of this as soon as we land. QUESTION: […]

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Secretary of State Kerry to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Lausanne March 26

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on March 26 as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

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Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks to the Press, Olympic Museum, Lausanne

Secretary of State John Kerry

Remarks to the Press Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland March 21, 2015   Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for your patience. I know this has been a long few days, and we really are appreciative of everybody’s willingness to wait for long hours for small amounts of information. […]

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Secretary Kerry: U.S. Deeply Disturbed by Reports of Chlorine Gas Attack in Syria

The Assad regime’s horrifying pattern of using chlorine as a chemical weapon against the Syrian people underscores the importance of investigating this allegation as quickly as possible.

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Senior Official Briefs the Media on P5+1 Talks With Iran

Iran Nuclear Discussions in Lausanne - Morning Meeting March 17

The negotiation is about whether Iran can make the necessary decisions to give the world confidence that their program is peaceful.

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Secretary of State John Kerry to Travel to Egypt and Switzerland

The Secretary will then travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 15, to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.

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Statement by the President on the 45th Anniversary of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

“As we prepare for the Ninth Review Conference of the NPT, the United States stands ready to work with other NPT Parties to achieve a successful outcome that reinforces the vitality of this Treaty which is so fundamental to global security.”

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Secretary of State Kerry: Remarks following Negotiations with Iran in Montreux

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with the media in Montreux

We’ve made some progress from where we were, but there are still significant gaps and important choices that need to be made.

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