Arms Control

Remarks by President Trump on the Administration’s National Security Strategy

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“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens—to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

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Press Release: 31st Session of the Special Verification Commission (SVC) under the INF Treaty

The Thirty-First Session of the SVC under the INF Treaty took place in Geneva, Switzerland, December 12-14, 2017.

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AVC Factsheet – Refuting Russian Allegations of U.S. Noncompliance with the INF Treaty

Since declaring the Russia Federation in violation of the INF Treaty in July 2014, the United States has pressed the Russian Federation repeatedly to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty.

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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet INF Treaty: At a Glance

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a pillar of international security and stability. It has contributed to managing strategic competition between the United States and the Russian Federation and is critically important to the security of U.S. allies and partners globally.

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Trump Administration INF Treaty Integrated Strategy

The United States does and will continue to abide by its INF Treaty obligations. We call on the Russian Federation to take concrete steps to return to compliance, preserve the INF Treaty, and restore confidence in the role of arms control to manage strategic stability.

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Meeting of States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention

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Our meeting this week is our only chance to find a way to make substantive progress until the next Review Conference. We are fortunate to have this second chance; we should make good use of it.

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Press Statement on Riyadh Opposition Conference

We hope that all parties to the talks in Geneva will display the seriousness and flexibility to find a solution that can bring an end to this conflict and to the suffering of the Syrian people. We call in particular upon the Syrian regime now to enter into substantive negotiations in Geneva on the basis of UNSCR 2254.

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U.S. Statement on MOTAPM at the CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties

The United States believes that hearing High Contracting Parties’ experiences regarding issues related to the convention is vital to our work.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the Meeting of the Parties of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

U.S. Statement as delivered by Josh Dorosin Meeting of State Parties – Opening Statement Meeting of the Parties of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons Geneva, November 22, 2017 Thank you Mr. Chairman, Let me first extend our congratulations on your election as Chairperson of this Meeting of High Contracting Parties, and our appreciation for […]

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Discussion on IEDs at the Meeting of the Parties of Amended Protocol II (CCW)

The U.S. recognizes the serious threat that improvised explosives devices (IEDs) present around the world and the need for coordinated action to combat that threat.

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