U.S. National Statement at the opening of the reconvened sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Thank you, Madam Chair.  Before I begin my comments on the CND, I would like to note that today is a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States and our embassies and missions around the world, in honor of my country’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush.  I thank those of you who have expressed ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks Director General Amano for his update and for his continued commitment to ensuring that all outstanding questions regarding Syria’s ongoing safeguards noncompliance are fully addressed. We applaud the DG and Secretariat for their unwavering professionalism in implementing the Agency’s safeguards responsibilities in Syria, despite more than a ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Thank you, Madam Chair. Since the historic June summit in Singapore between President Trump and Chairman Kim, the United States has been ready to engage the DPRK in the necessary negotiations to achieve the goals set forth in Singapore, including the final, fully verified denuclearization of DPRK. We have approached the DPRK in seriousness and ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 12th report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Secretariat can continue to ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee 2018

Madam Chair, I would like to extend my appreciation to the Friends of the Rapporteur for their work in preparing this year’s Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) for the Board’s approval. The United States appreciated the opportunity to serve as Rapporteur on behalf of the North America Group, and we would ...
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Press Release: Ambassador Jackie Wolcott presents credentials in Vienna

Press Release October 22, 2018 Vienna, Austria   Ambassador Jackie Wolcott presents credentials in Vienna   Ambassador Jackie Wolcott presented her credentials today in Vienna to Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Juan Carlos Lentijo to become U.S. Representative to the IAEA, with the rank of Ambassador.    Ambassador Wolcott will ...
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Remarks on the World Drug Problem

Remarks for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Special Segment on the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, U.S. Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna,   Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, November 30, 2016.   Thank you, Chair. Seven months ago, the international community gathered at ...
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