Arms Control

Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks at the UN Security Council Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

“Ultimately, we each have a sovereign responsibility to ensure that we keep the world safe from nuclear warfare, the aftermath of which will transgress all borders. The United States will continue … to work to halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons. We ask all peace-loving nations to join us in this mission.”

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Secretary’s Remarks at a Press Availability in New York City

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“I want to begin, first, by extending our condolences to all those who have suffered, continue to suffer, from the devastation from the natural disasters that we are witnessing around the Western Hemisphere…”

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Secretary Rex Stillerson’s Remarks: North Korea’s Missile Launch

North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks.

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Ambassador Robert Wood Remarks at CD Plenary on North Korea

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Ambassador Robert Wood Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament Opening Remarks for Plenary on North Korea August 30, 2017 As prepared for delivery I have requested the floor in today’s Plenary meeting to address the undeniable threat North Korea poses to international peace and security.  This Conference is a critical […]

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The U.S. Military’s Defensive Response to the North Korean Threat

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Speaking at the United Nations Office at Geneva before the Conference on Disarmament, Captain Murzban Morris of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff J5 Strategy and Policy Division described U.S. military defense measures in the face of North Korea’s WMD and missile threats tot the international community.

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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on North Korea

Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table.

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Fourth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Attack at Ghouta, Syria

Fourth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Attack at Ghouta, Syria Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 21, 2017 Four years ago today, the Syrian regime launched a horrific chemical attack with the nerve agent sarin on the opposition-controlled suburb of Ghouta in Damascus – leaving more than 1,400 Syrians dead, many of […]

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region.

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The United States Urges Russia To Respect Georgia’s Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity

The United States fully supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and rejects Russia’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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Secretary Tillerson Discusses Foreign Policy Goals at Press Availability


When we say America first it doesn’t mean America alone, and we do value our friends and allies; we value our partners. And we recognize and acknowledge our adversaries and our enemies, and we tend to think about our relationships in those types of terms. But as we have said, America first is not America alone.

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