April 13, 2010
GENEVA – Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Robert Einhorn briefed the Conference on Disarmament (CD) community in Geneva on the recently released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on April 13 via Digital Video Conference. CD Ambassador Laura Kennedy hosted the briefing at the U.S. Mission. After Mr. Einhorn’s initial presentation, attendees were able to ask him questions about the NPR and other related issues. Many of the attendees will be representing their governments at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York in May.
Remarks of Ambassador Kennedy as delivered:
Thank you all for coming to our interactive session with Robert Einhorn, our Special Advisor for Non Proliferation and Arms Control. We are delighted that Bob, one of the United States’ most highly regarded experts on non-proliferation is able to be with us today, especially given the ongoing Summit on Nuclear Security which is in its second day in Washington DC. We know that the release of the Nuclear Posture Review attracted extensive interest in many quarters, and most particularly among the members of the Conference on Disarmament. As you know, this is only the third such major review undertaken by an American administration. It is notable in many regards which Bob will detail so let me just note that this document elevates preventing nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear terrorism to the top of the US policy agenda and aligns US posture and policy to address these concerns. With that, let me turn your attention to Mr. Einhorn who will offer remarks first and then stand ready to take your questions.
We know this is a busy time for all of you but we hope that you find this session useful as many of us turn our attention to the UN for the forthcoming Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Review Conference. For those of you who may want to examine the text of the NPR in detail you can access it via our website https://geneva.usmission.gov/us-cd. I look forward to working with all of you now that I have joined your ranks at the CD.