Arms Control

Secretary Kerry: Remarks at the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference

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Nonproliferation must be non-negotiable. There is no room under the NPT for a country to negotiate its way into becoming a nuclear-armed state.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems

The U.S. delegation is prepared to participate fully in this week’s discussions and while we will make specific comments during the upcoming sessions, we want to take this opportunity to provide some initial thoughts about the work ahead of us.

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Secretary Kerry: A Solid Foundation for the Good Deal That We Are Seeking

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We, our P5+1, EU partners, and Iran have arrived at a consensus on the key parameters of an arrangement that, once implemented, will give the international community confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is and will remain exclusively peaceful.

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President Obama: U.S. and Allies and Partners Reach Historic Understanding with Iran

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This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.

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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

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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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