Assistant Secretary Poblete Addresses the Conference on Disarmament

United States Remarks at the Conference on Disarmament As delivered by Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Yleem D.S. Poblete Geneva, Switzerland August 14, 2018 Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, all. Mr. President, I would like to bring to the attention of this body a matter related to outer space ...
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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 on 4 February 2018

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 17, 2018 On May 15, 2018, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission, released its report 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 ...
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NPT PrepCom: Closing Statement by U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood

Closing Statement by the United States Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Ambassador Robert A. Wood Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament Geneva, May 4, 2018 Mr. Chairman, First, allow me to thank you for your impressive ...
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Statement by Assistant Secretary Christopher Ford at the Opening of the 2018 NPTPrepcom

Today, we open this Preparatory Committee as part of the NPT’s review cycle, meeting in Geneva – the lovely “second city” of the auspicious United Nations organization that a traumatized but hopeful international community built at the close of the last and most horrible of the global conflagrations that convulsed the 20th Century world.
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U.S. Statement on Possible Options for Addressing the Humanitarian and International Security Challenges Posed by Emerging Technologies

The United States remains interested in sharing practice on weapons reviews with a view towards more States understanding their usefulness in improving States’ implementation of their existing legal obligations and for States that currently conduct such reviews to have an opportunity to learn about good practices of others.
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CCW GGE: U.S. Slide Presentation – Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System (C-RAM)

The goal of this presentation is to increase understanding of how autonomy in various functions can enhance the ability of weapons serve their intended, legitimate, purposes while also supporting humanitarian interests on the battlefield In this case, helping protect people and installations against attacks by rockets, artillery, and mortars.
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U.S. Participation in the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia

At the forty-third round of the Geneva International Discussions on the conflict in Georgia, March 27-28, the United States condemned the tragic death of Georgian citizen Archil Tatunashvili following his arrest and detention in South Ossetia in February and the unacceptable delay in the return of his remains. 
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U.S. Embassy Bern, Switzerland Emergency Message: Shooting in Zurich; Avoid Area and Police Activity

U.S. Embassy Bern informs U.S. citizens that on December 19 a gunman shot and wounded three people near the Islamic Center at Eigasse 6, Kreis 4 in Zurich. Police are searching for the gunman. We encourage U.S. citizens in Switzerland to avoid the area around Eisgasse. We urge U.S. citizens in Zurich to contact family ...
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The United States Congratulates the People of Georgia on Competitive and Well-Administered Elections.

The United States congratulates the people of Georgia on competitive and well-administered October 8 elections that largely respected fundamental freedoms, as assessed by the OSCE Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. These elections affirm Georgia as a leader of democratic reform in the region.
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The United States Condemns in the Strongest Terms the Vicious Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the vicious attack today in Kabul that killed dozens of Afghans and wounded many more. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured, and we offer President Ghani whatever assistance he may require as his government investigates and works to bring ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Call with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

Secretary Kerry spoke with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura this morning to discuss today’s resumption in Geneva of UN-led Syria negotiations. Secretary Kerry reaffirmed strong U.S. support for the talks to focus on political transition in accordance with the 2012 Geneva Communique and UN Security Council resolution 2254. We look to ...
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Secretary Kerry: Statement on the Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine

Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Eastern Ukraine Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC July 17, 2014   We are horrified by the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. There are no words adequate to express our condolences to the families of the nearly 300 victims. We offer our sympathies and ...
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Response by Ambassador Samantha Power at a Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

The United States has constantly called for de-escalation and urged restraint. That has been our consistent policy. Our consistent statements have made clear that military force is not the answer, and we have commended the Ukrainians, frankly, for enduring more than probably any country in the United Nations could or would endure without using force.
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Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman Travels to Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria

Under Secretary Sherman will travel to Geneva to participate in a trilateral meeting with Joint Special Representative Brahimi and Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gatilov. This meeting continues the series of trilateral meetings held between the United States, Russia, and the UN that focus on how to best move the Geneva II process forward.
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Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman Travel to Geneva, Moscow and Paris

In Geneva on January 9, Under Secretary Sherman will hold meetings with European External Action Service Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Helga Schmid and with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi to discuss the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran.In Geneva on January 9, Under Secretary ...
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Yemen Agreement “Important Step Forward” for Political Transition

The signing of a Yemeni political agreement brokered by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) brings the Yemeni people significantly closer to realizing their aspirations “for a new beginning” in their country, President Obama said. The president praised the Yemeni people for “courageously and steadfastly” voicing their demands for political change over the past six months ...
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Press Statement by the U.S. Delegation to the Geneva Discussions on Georgia

Representatives of the United States participated in the eleventh round of the Geneva Discussions. We believe that the Geneva Discussions offer an important forum where international discussions on security and stability can lead to positive and practical developments on the ground, including regular meetings of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRMs) and unfettered access ...
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Transmittal of the New START Treaty Documents to the United States Senate

Yesterday, the President transmitted the New START Treaty to the United States Senate. All of the documents associated with the transmittal package, including the texts of the Treaty, Protocol, and Annexes; the unilateral statements associated with the Treaty; the Secretary’s Report, including a detailed Article-by-Article analysis of the Treaty; and the President’s Message to the ...
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Statement by the United States Delegation to the Geneva Discussions

Geneva, Switzerland January 28, 2010 The United States was pleased to participate in the ninth round of the Geneva Discussions. We welcome the Co-Chairs’ efforts to identify interim steps that can both improve the security situation on the ground and lay the groundwork for more far-reaching arrangements. One such step the Geneva Process has already ...
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United States Delegation to the Geneva Discussions

The United States was pleased to participate in the eighth round of the Geneva Discussions. The Geneva Discussions offer an important forum where international discussions on security and stability can lead to positive and practical developments on the ground, such as regular meetings of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM). Important progress has been ...
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Press Conference by Assistant Secretary Fried on Settlement and Investigation of Georgia Dispute

Assistant Secretary Fried: Good afternoon. I believe you have already heard from the co-chairs and you have heard from Minister Karasin, so I will not repeat what they said, but I will first give thanks to the co-chairs and appreciation especially to Ambassador Pierre Morel who has done and did yesterday and today an excellent ...
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