With this deal, we cut off every single one of Iran’s pathways to a nuclear program — a nuclear weapons program, and Iran’s nuclear program will be under severe limits for many years.
Today, in announcing a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the United States, our P5+1 and EU partners, and Iran have taken a measureable step away from the prospect of nuclear proliferation, towards transparency and cooperation.
This deal meets every single one of the bottom lines that we established when we achieved a framework earlier this spring. Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off.
The Aloha Spirit is a mindset, a way of engagement, and I believe by embracing it, we will be more effective, make better decisions, and together, have a greater positive impacton the lives of millions of people around the world.
So under the terms of this agreement, Iran has agreed to remove 98 percent of its stockpile of enriched […]
“The choice we face is between an agreement that will ensure Iran’s nuclear program is limited, rigorously scrutinized, and […]
The full implementation of this JCPOA will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.
Every country that joins the BWC sends a powerful message of solidarity with the international community that the possession and use of biological weapons should not be an option.
“March 26th of next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the Entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention. It’s a short document, but one with big aims.”
States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meet December 1-5, 2015 in Geneva.
Some 64 U.S. Army specialists are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship, the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.
President Obama has announced his intention to nominate Robert Wood, a Career Member of the Foreign Service, as the next U.S. Ambassador at the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament.
We are assembled here to seek common understanding and effective action to strengthen the implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention.
We call for a strong international response to this grave violation of the world’s rules and conscience that will send a clear message that this kind of atrocity can never be repeated.
The U.S. Mission hosted a series of briefings for Member States regarding the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime on August 21st.
The U.S. has a national security stake in defending international prohibitions on the use of chemical weapons. Syria’s apparent “flagrant violation” of that standard demands a response, according to White House Jay Carney.
Photo Gallery: The 2013 BWC Experts Meeting currently underway at U.N. Geneva continues exchanges among scientists and diplomats about minimizing risks of intentional misuse of biology to cause harm.
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U.S. Delegation to the CD
The mission of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament is to advance U.S. national security through energetic multilateral diplomacy. It seeks to negotiate and implement effective nonproliferation and disarmament agreements, thereby reducing global threats and also advancing President Obama’s commitment to seek a world free of nuclear weapons. Read more
2013 BWC Meeting of Experts
- Arms Control and International Security: Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Administration's Case
- Arms Control and International Security: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Promoting the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
- Arms Control and International Security: Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose To Travel to United Nations Headquarters in New York