All articles from: April, 2015

CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)

The United States is committed to ensuring the utmost respect for and adherence to human rights when it comes to the development, use, or export of any weapons system, includingany potential future LAWS.

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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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U.S. Strongly Condemns Attacks Against Red Cross/Red Crescent Staff in Syria and Yemen

The U.S. maintains an ironclad commitment to assisting those impacted by the conflicts in Syria, in Yemen, and around the world.

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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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U.S. Strongly Condemns Al Shababb’s Attack on Garissa University College in Kenya

Secretary Kerry: The United States stands resolutely with the government and people of Kenya in the effort to end the scourge of terrorism.

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U.S. Congratulates Nigeria on Historic Elections of March 28

We laud both President Jonathan and General Buhari for their public commitments to the Abuja Accord signed in January and reaffirmed March 26, respecting the official results, and encouraging their supporters to do the same.

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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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EOP on Boko Haram Special Session Resolution

The United States joins consensus on the resolution presented at this special session in solidarity with the countless individuals affected by Boko Haram-related violence.

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WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC

The U.S. target will roughly double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the United States from 1.2 percent per year on average during the 2005-2020 period to 2.3-2.8 percent per year on average between 2020 and 2025.

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