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The United States Urges Russia To Respect Georgia’s Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

The United States fully supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and rejects Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Secretary Tillerson Discusses Foreign Policy Goals at Press Availability


When we say America first it doesn’t mean America alone, and we do value our friends and allies; we value our partners. And we recognize and acknowledge our adversaries and our enemies, and we tend to think about our relationships in those types of terms. But as we have said, America first is not America alone.

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Conclusion of UN Negotiations on a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons

The United States is fully committed to responsible nonproliferation and disarmament efforts and to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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U.S. Strongly Condemns DPRK’s Launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Secretary Tillerson: “Testing an ICBM represents a new escalation of the threat to the United States, our allies and partners, the region, and the world.”

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Opening Remarks to the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV) Joint Working Group Meeting-Geneva


Ambassador Wood: “I want to welcome all the partners in attendance here this morning to Geneva. I am thrilled to host another joint working group meeting here at the U.S. Mission.”

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Ambassador Wood Provides Update on NPT PrepCom Outcomes


The United States was “heartened by the growing chorus of condemnation” of North Korea and its provocations at an important meeting on nuclear non-proliferation earlier this month.

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U.S. Statement to the NPT Preparatory Committee – Cluster 2: Regional Issues

The United States reaffirms the critical role of the NPT in enhancing the security of all States Parties and promoting regional security and stability.

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U.S. Statement to the NPT Preparatory Committee – Cluster 2: Nonproliferation

As we look toward the fiftieth anniversary of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it is important to recall the successes we have achieved and challenges we have faced in advancing our shared nonproliferation goals.

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U.S. Statement to the NPT Preparatory Committee – Cluster 1: Disarmament

The United States remains committed to the implementation of all provisions of the NPT, including Article VI, and to the steadfast pursuit of the Treaty’s objectives.

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U.S. Statement to the 2017 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference

Ambassador Wood: “let us work together over the coming days to ensure that the Treaty remains strong and vibrant, that it continues to serve our core interests, and that it helps us fulfill our highest aspirations for a safe, secure and peaceful future together.”

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