Arms Control

Secretary Kerry’s Speech on the Iran Nuclear Agreement in Philadelphia

“Internationally, the agreement is being backed … by each of the more than 100 countries that have taken a formal position.”

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Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto: Remembering a Handshake that Changed History


Remarks by Ambassador Hamamoto at the Gorbachev/Reagan Memorial Handshake Villa Fleur d’Eau, Versoix Monday, August 31, 2015  (As Prepared for Delivery) Ambassador Fasel, Ambassador Borodavkin, President Carlo Sommaruga*, Mister Mayor, Monsieur Longchamp, Monsieur Ramseyer, Ladies and gentlemen, We’re here today to commemorate an historic meeting between the leaders of the United States and Russia – […]

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Ambassador Robert Wood: Space Security – A Perspective from the United States

A secure outer space environment is vital to each of our nations’ securities, foreign policies, global economic interests, and the daily lives of our citizens.

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Secretary Kerry’s Interview on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Secretary Kerry

But the bottom line is that under this agreement, Iran is in a much tighter box.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Remarks at CD Plenary Discussion on Gender and Disarmament


The United States acknowledges the vital role that women play in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peace–building. We are committed to their full, active, effective, and equal participation in all efforts to maintain and promote peace and security.

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Nuclear terrorism is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security.

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U.S. Statement at the Meeting of Experts to the BWC

The United States continues to welcome the opportunity these meetings present for a substantive dialogue on ways we can strengthen the Convention and its implementation.

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Remarks by the President on the Iran Nuclear Deal

President Obama at American University

The agreement now reached between the international community and the Islamic Republic of Iran builds on this tradition of strong, principled diplomacy.

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Remarks by the President and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, and strong, generous humanitarian assistance to many places of conflict.

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Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration’s Case

So under the terms of this agreement, Iran has agreed to remove 98 percent of its stockpile of enriched uranium, dismantle two-thirds of its installed centrifuges, and destroy – by filling it with concrete – the existing core of its heavy water plutonium reactor.

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