Other Intl. Security Issues

AVC Factsheet – Refuting Russian Allegations of U.S. Noncompliance with the INF Treaty

Since declaring the Russia Federation in violation of the INF Treaty in July 2014, the United States has pressed the Russian Federation repeatedly to return to compliance with its obligations under the Treaty.

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Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Factsheet INF Treaty: At a Glance

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a pillar of international security and stability. It has contributed to managing strategic competition between the United States and the Russian Federation and is critically important to the security of U.S. allies and partners globally.

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Trump Administration INF Treaty Integrated Strategy

The United States does and will continue to abide by its INF Treaty obligations. We call on the Russian Federation to take concrete steps to return to compliance, preserve the INF Treaty, and restore confidence in the role of arms control to manage strategic stability.

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Press Statement on Riyadh Opposition Conference

We hope that all parties to the talks in Geneva will display the seriousness and flexibility to find a solution that can bring an end to this conflict and to the suffering of the Syrian people. We call in particular upon the Syrian regime now to enter into substantive negotiations in Geneva on the basis of UNSCR 2254.

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Joint Statement on Syria Chemical Weapons by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 

The Syrian regime violated international law, including the Chemical Weapons Convention. We condemn this heinous act and demand that the Syrian regime immediately cease any and all use of chemical weapons and finally declare to the OPCW all chemical weapons that it possesses.

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Remarks by President Trump to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea in Seoul

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President Trump: “Together, we dream of a Korea that is free, a peninsula that is safe, and families that are reunited once again. We dream of highways connecting North and South, of cousins embracing cousins, and this nuclear nightmare replaced with the beautiful promise of peace.”

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EOV in the First Committee on Resolution L.9: “Prohibition of the Development and Manufacture of New Types of Weapons of Mass Destruction and New Systems of Such Weapons: Report of the Conference on Disarmament”

The United States believes the international community should focus on the very real problem of the proliferation of known weapons of mass destruction, both by states that willfully violate their commitments to treaties and by non-state actors.

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EOV in the First Committee on Resolution L.33: Convening of the Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament

Mr. Chairman, the United States abstained on L.33, “Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament,” or SSOD IV.

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EOV in the First Committee on Resolution L.45: Follow-up to the 2013 High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament

We believe that nuclear proliferation and non-compliance by a few States with their respective nonproliferation obligations, as well as nuclear terrorism and the deterioration of the international security environment constitute serious threats to international peace and security.

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