Arms Control

U.S. Statement at Fourth Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties

The United States believes that the OPCW, State Parties, and indeed the Chemical Weapons Convention itself, are up to the task. The Chemical Weapons Convention can – and should – adapt and remain relevant to the changing security environment.

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Joint Statement of President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit


President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

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Syria has Neither the Credibility nor the Moral Authority to Assume the Presidency of the CD


Ambassador Robert Wood: Simply put, it is a travesty that the Syrian regime – which continues to indiscriminately slaughter its own people with weapons banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention – should presume to preside over this body.

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Report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission in Syria Regarding an Alleged Incident in Saraqib, Syrian Arab Republic on 4 February 2018

The FFM “determined that chlorine, released from cylinders through mechanical impact, was likely used as a chemical weapon on 4 February 2018 in the Al Talil neighborhood of Saraqib.”

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Secretary Mike Pompeo’s Remarks on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw From the JCPOA

As we exit the Iran deal, we will be working with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution to the Iranian threat.

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NPT PrepCom: Closing Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood

Preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons remains the central and fundamental benefit of the NPT to all States Party.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: NPT PrepCom Cluster 3 – Specific Issue-Withdrawal

As we review the implementation of the Treaty, it is important to consider the current challenges and how we can adapt and respond to preserve the benefits of the Treaty for all.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: NPT PrepCom Cluster 3 – Specific Issue Strengthened Review Process

The United States remains committed to the 1995 decision related to Art VIII on strengthening the review process.

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U.S. Statement at NPT PrepCom in Cluster 3: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

As we approach the NPT’s 50thanniversary, the United States reaffirms its commitment to promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in accordance with Article IV of the Treaty and in support of the development goals of NPT Parties.

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Ambassador Robert Wood: NPT PrepCom Cluster 2: Regional Issues


The United States continues to support the long-term goal of NPT universality, and we remain committed to efforts to strengthen and uphold the Treaty.

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