U.S. Opening Statement, Conference on Disarmament Plenary by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Issues. Geneva. January 22, 2013.

U.S. Opening Statement, Conference on Disarmament Plenary by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy, U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and U.S. Special Representative for Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Issues. Geneva. January 22, 2013.

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Delegation Returns From Third Exploratory Round of U.S.-DPRK Talks

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korean Affairs Glyn Davies speaks to journalists at a hotel after returning from talks with North Korean counterpart in Beijing Feb. 23, 2012. [AP Photo]

More: Background Briefing on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Today, Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland issued a press statement on bilateral talks between the United States and North Korea. The text of her statement follows:

A U.S. delegation has just returned from Beijing following a third exploratory round of U.S.-DPRK bilateral talks. To improve the atmosphere for dialogue and demonstrate its commitment to denuclearization, the DPRK has agreed to implement a moratorium on long-range missile launches, nuclear tests and nuclear activities at Yongbyon, including uranium enrichment activities. The DPRK has also agreed to the return of IAEA inspectors to verify and monitor the moratorium on uranium… more »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Non-Proliferation_Treaty

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) is at the core of today’s many discussions of international security. Click here for a straightforward primer on the treaty.

"Iran has the choice to remain isolated outside the norms of the international community, or to take a new path that would bring Iran back into the community of nations as a member in good standing with its obligations. Full transparency and cooperation with the IAEA would be a solid first step. We urge Iran to take that step without delay."
- Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Statement on Iran at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting
Today, the IAEA launched an interactive website devoted to the implementation of its nuclear safety action plan. It’s an interesting and useful tool.

Today, the IAEA launched an interactive website devoted to the implementation of its nuclear safety action plan. It’s an interesting and useful tool.

Nuclear Test Inspection Exercise Approved

In October a meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) took place in Vienna, Austria. States who signed the treaty decided to provide funding for a CTBTO field exercise which will take place in 2014. This video provides some impressions from the meeting, some footage from the CTBTO monitoring system and past field exercise, and features a short interview with the U.S. Mission’s Arms Control Counselor.

From the Manhattan Project to the Cloud: Arms Control in the Information Age

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller delivered the Sidney Drell Lecture at Stanford University on October 27, 2011.

US Interagency Team will Meet North Korean Delegation in Geneva October 24-25

In Geneva, the U.S. and North Korean delegations will continue discussions to determine if North Korea is prepared to implement its obligations under UN Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874 and its commitments under the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks, including concrete steps toward denuclearization. More

Addressing Potential Threats from Iran: Administration Perspectives on Implementing New Economic Sanctions One Year Later

Statement to the Senate Banking Committee by Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs.  Washington, DC.  October 13, 2011

Ambassador Davies: Progress at the IAEA

US Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Glyn Davies Davies’ latest blog entry offers a recap of the progress made during the IAEA’s recent General Conference in Vienna.

Effective Approaches for U.S. Participation in a More Secure Global Nuclear Market

Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, delivered remarks to Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Nuclear Initiative Conference at the Columbus Club at Union Station, Washington D.C., October 3, 2011  

Statement to UN General Assembly Committee on Disarmament and International Security

Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance addressed the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) of the UN General Assembly on October 4, 2011

Secretary Clinton: U.S. Commitment to the Complete Destruction of U.S. Chemical Weapons

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement on U.S. commitment to the complete destruction of U.S. chemical weapons on October 3, 2011.

@usunvie: #SecClinton says nations are dependent on each other for #nuclear safety http://goo.gl/70Plo

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