START Treaty

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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U.S. Emphasizes International Cooperation in Arms Control

Truck carrying large barrels of uranium (AP Images)

In a concerted effort to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons, the United States will continue to pursue international cooperation and transparency.

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U.S. Opening Statement at the 2014 Session of the Conference on Disarmament

The U.S certainly shares the growing impatience of many in the international community to end the impasse at the CD.

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The Sixth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty

The Sixth session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty was held in Geneva on 11-21 November.

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Kerry Says Arms Reduction Treaty Creates Openness, Lessens Risk

Secretary John Kerry speaks at the U.S. Institute of Peace, discussing proliferation of nuclear weapons and international nuclear cooperation

A nuclear disarmament treaty signed by the U.S. and Russia three years ago is a practical, common-sense approach that is needed to address the nuclear weapons threat and it creates an openness not seen before in arms reduction efforts.

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Kerry, Russian FM Lavrov at Joint Press Availability

The Cold War is now long over, but thousands of nuclear weapons remain, and we both recognize a responsibility to do everything possible to keep each other appraised of important developments in order to avoid misunderstandings and potentially catastrophic consequences.

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U.S. and Russia Brief Delegates to 2013 NPT Prepcom on New START Implementation

Delegates speaking

Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, joined Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, in a side event at the 2013 NPT Prepcom in Geneva ….

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Ambassador Kennedy Addresses the CD on Nuclear Nonproliferation Obligations

The United States recognizes the importance many countries place on security assurances. My Government has provided such assurances to states that have renounced nuclear weapons and that are in full compliance with their nuclear nonproliferation obligations.

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The Obama Administration’s Second Term Priorities for Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Rose Gottemoeller

Rose Gottemoeller: “The United States is committed to a step-by-step process to reduce the overall numbers of nuclear weapons.”

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Ambassador Kennedy’s Statement to the Conference on Disarmament

“Thank you for the opportunity to address nuclear disarmament, which has long been a core issue on the CD’s agenda and is high on my own President’s priorities.”

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