Arms Control

State Department Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran over Nuclear Program

In the past two days, we have continued our substantive discussions about all of the issues that will have to be part of a comprehensive agreement – every single issue you can imagine

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Obama Commends Increased Commitment to Reducing Nuclear Material

President Obama speaking at lectern next to Mark Rutte (AP Images)

In remarks at the end of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, President Obama commended several countries for taking concrete steps to reduce the chances of excess nuclear material falling into the hands of terrorists.

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Joint Statement by the United States and Ukraine

On the occasion of the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, the United States and Ukraine today reaffirm their strategic partnership and emphasize the important role of nuclear nonproliferation in that relationship.

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Obama to Visit with European, Asian, Middle Eastern Leaders

Susan Rice at podium with press secretary James Carney in background (AP Images)

The crisis in Ukraine, nuclear security and peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians will dominate meetings between President Obama and world leaders during the president’s five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia.

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Syrian government must complete chemical weapons removal with urgency and dispatch

Statement by Robert Mikulak, U.S. Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

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Defense Department Puts Military-to-military Activities With Russia on Hold

Defense Department: We have, in light of recent events in Ukraine, put on hold all military-to-military engagements between the United States and Russia

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Press Release on the Seventh Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty

The head of the Russian Delegation, Mr. Vladimir Leontyev and the head of the U.S. Delegation, Amb. John Ordway, sign an agreed decision on the number of launches of ICBMs or SLBMs on which an exchange of telemetric information will be carried out in 2014.  [Seated (L-R) is Russian BCC Commissioner Mr. Vladimir Leontyev and U.S. BCC Commissioner Amb. John Ordway.  Standing (L-R) are Mr. Murad Nasrutdinov, Mr. Nikita Osokin, Mr. Vadim Stalinskiy, Mr. Philip Smith, Dr. Ted Warner, Mr. David Johnson, and Ms. Thelma Jenkins-Anthony.]

The seventh session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty took place in Geneva on February 18-28.

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State Department Background Briefing on P5+1 Talks with Iran

These negotiations are the best chance we’ve ever had for diplomacy to resolve this most pressing national security challenge.

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Statement of Robert A. Wood, Nominee for U.S. Representative to the CD, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Throughout its history, the CD and its predecessor bodies have made significant contributions to global arms control and nonproliferation efforts.

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First Steps Made in Nuclear Scale-Back in Iran

Wendy Sherman moving to sit at table (AP Images)

A six-nation coalition eager to prevent the development of nuclear weapons in Iran has made notable progress on implementing the early stages of an agreement to achieve that end.

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