Historic U.S.–North Korea Summit

Share America President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. Check back here often for updates. “The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at a June
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Iran, Not ISIS, Is The Real Menace

By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Whereas the international focus today is on how to counter violent extremism, which is behind many of the violent conflicts sweeping the Middle East, the real destabilizing power and sponsor of terrorism in the region and beyond is Iran. Unlike violent extremists and religious fanatics such as (more...)

First Steps Made in Nuclear Scale-Back in Iran

A top U.S. official says a six-nation coalition eager to prevent the development of nuclear weapons in Iran has made notable progress on implementing the early stages of an agreement to achieve that end. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman appeared before the U.S. (more...)

U.S., South Korea Renew for North to Abandon Nuclear Weapons

The United States and the Republic of Korea “stand very firmly united” in opposing North Korea’s destabilizing nuclear and ballistic missile programs and proliferation activities, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “We will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, nor as a nuclear-armed state, (more...)

U.S. Will Negotiate with Iran, but Will Enforce Sanctions

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Until a verifiable resolution of Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program is in place, tough sanctions will remain in place, says Wendy Sherman, U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs. At an October 3 hearing on Iran’s nuclear program, Sherman told members of the Senate (more...)

U.S. Appreciates Kazakhstan’s Nonproliferation Collaboration

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr.
Staff Writer
As technology changed and new risks emerged, President Obama understood the need to reduce nuclear risks by calling for a world free of nuclear weapons and the means for making arms reduction happen, a senior U.S. diplomat says. Three steps toward achieving that (more...)

Rose Gottemoeller: “Russian Military Doctrine Is Quite Clear”

U.S. Department of State. Interview Rose Gottemoeller Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance with Judy Dempsey from the International Herald Tribune and Special Contributor to the Munich Security Conference. - Late last year, the Americans broke off conventional arms control talks with Russia. Why? - The situation simply could not (more...)

Obama, Clinton and Geithner Welcome New EU Sanctions on Iran

By MacKenzie C. Babb Staff Writer President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner welcomed new European Union sanctions on Iran, measures agreed to by the organization’s Foreign Affairs Council in an effort to increase the pressure on Tehran to address concerns surrounding (more...)

U.S., Ukraine Sign Nuclear Security Cooperation Accord

By Merle David Kellerhals Jr. Staff Writer

For the United States and Ukraine, ridding the world of nuclear weapons is a significant priority, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says.
“At last year’s Nuclear Security Summit, both President [Viktor] Yanukovych and President Obama vowed to work together to prevent (more...)

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