Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  

 Statement by Dr. Jim Green, U. S. Representative to the 61st Session of the  UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Agenda Item 6,  “UNISPACE+50 National Statement”  June 20, 2018 Madame Chair and distinguished delegates, thank you for the opportunity to deliver our national statement on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation Report for 2017

The United States commends the Secretariat for its comprehensive report on technical cooperation activities and achievements in 2017. The Technical Cooperation (TC) Program is an outstanding model for helping Member States achieve their development priorities.
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U.S. Statement at IAEA Program and Budget Committee Meeting: Agenda Item 4

We appreciate the efforts of the Secretariat to be responsive to concerns of Member States in presenting a draft budget update. At this time we would like to make some comments based on our general support for cost savings and efficiencies in support of the goal of zero nominal growth in international organization budgets.
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018   Agenda Item 5(c)   Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his update, and for his commitment to addressing ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: DPRK

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018 Agenda Item 5 (b)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement as delivered by IAEA Counselor Keith Andertonn     Thank you, Madam Chair. As we recall the strong resolution on the DPRK adopted at the last General Conference, the ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-8, 2018   Agenda Item 4   Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s February 22 report on verification and monitoring in Iran, and we once again extend our appreciation ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 5-9, 2018 Agenda Item 3 Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications Nuclear Technology Review 2018 U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Good morning, Madam Chair, The United States remains committed to the peaceful uses and applications of nuclear ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 6: Any Other Business U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, For the sake of efficiency, please let me address a number of issues under AOB in one consolidated statement. I apologize in advance for its length. First, ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 4(c) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, The United States thanks the Director General for his update on Syria and for his steadfast commitment to addressing ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA: North Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 4 (b)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Thank you, Mr. Chairperson. The United States welcomes the resolution on the DPRK adopted at this year’s General Conference. ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017   Agenda Item 3   Verification and Monitoring in Iran   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairperson, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 13 report that the IAEA continues to verify and monitor Iran’s implementation of all ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting November 23-24, 2017 Agenda Item 2 Technical Cooperation: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairperson, The United States would like to express its sincere sympathy and condolences to those affected by the recent earthquake ...
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U.S. Statement on IAEA Technical Cooperation

IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee Meeting November 20-22, 2017 Agenda Item 2 Technical Cooperation: The Agency’s Proposed Program for 2018-2019 U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. IAEA Counselor Keith Anderton   Mr. Chairman,   The United States commends the Department of Technical Cooperation, under Deputy Director General Yang’s leadership, for its work with Member ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee

IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee Meeting November 20-22, 2017 Agenda Item 3 Evaluation of Technical Cooperation Activities in 2017 U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. IAEA Counselor Keith Anderton   Mr. Chairman,   As have others, the United States thanks the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), under the leadership of Director Carsten Meyer, ...
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U.S. Statement on Corruption

7th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption November 6-10, 2017 Vienna, Austria   Opening Remarks by James A. Walsh, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State   Edited as delivered, Tuesday, November 7, 2017   Madam President, distinguished delegates, and members of ...
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U.S. Statement on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century

International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century  Abu Dhabi, UAE 30 October–1 November 2017 October 31, 2017 Edward McGinnis  Acting Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy United States Department of Energy U.S. National Statement As Prepared   Introduction On behalf of the United States Government, and in particular Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, ...
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Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis: Updates from Washington and Vienna

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2017   PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS TAKING ACTION ON DRUG ADDICTION AND THE OPIOID CRISIS   “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place.  If they don’t start, they ...
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U.S. National Statement to the IAEA General Conference

International Atomic Energy Agency 61st IAEA General Conference 18-22 September 2017   U.S. National Statement U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry   Thank you, Ambassador Maria Zeneida Angara Collinson. Congratulations on your election as President of this Conference. I also want to thank Director General Amano for his outstanding service.  Since 2009, the IAEA has ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA General Conference on North Korea

International Atomic Energy Agency 61st IAEA General Conference 18-22 September 2017 US Remarks on the Adoption of the 2017 DPRK GC Resolution Nicole Shampaine, Chargé d’affaires U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Madame President, The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption of this year’s general conference resolution on the implementation of safeguards in the ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017 Agenda Item 9:  Any Other Business U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, For the sake of efficiency, I would like to address a number of issues under AOB in one consolidated statement.  I apologize in advance for its length. ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on the 2018-2021 Nuclear Security Plan

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 4 (b) Nuclear Security Plan U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairman, First, let me tell you how pleased we were to hear from a number of Member States on Monday and Tuesday about how much they value ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Women in the Secretariat

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 8(b) (ii)   Women in the Secretariat   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr Chairman, We remain concerned about the underrepresentation of women in the Agency’s professional and higher categories. At the same time, we acknowledge and appreciate ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on the Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 8(a)   Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States thanks the Director General for his clear and factual report on the “Application of IAEA ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Syria

  IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 7(b)   Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine   Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Director General for his report on the implementation of safeguards ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on North Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017 Agenda Item 7(b) Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                                         U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the DPRK’s unlawful nuclear and ballistic ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 6   Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement as Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, The United States once again extends its appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their excellent ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 5   Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications U.S. Statement as delivered by Counselor for IAEA Affairs Keith Anderton   Mr. Chairman, The Director General’s report on “Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications” describes ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Nuclear Security

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 4 (a) Nuclear Security U.S.  Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Mr. Chairman, The United States remains committed to working with the IAEA and its Member States to ensure that nuclear materials and facilities remain secure.  Together our ...
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U.S. Statement on the IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 11-15, 2017   Agenda Item 3c   Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources   U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Nicole Shampaine     Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States is happy ...
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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today in Vienna, Austria. Ambassador Haley is in Vienna to meet with IAEA ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA: Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 11:  Any Other Business   U.S. Statement As Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Chairman, first, the United States welcomes the progress achieved over the past year to strengthen the global nuclear security framework.  ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 7(b)   Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016   U.S. Statement as Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed     Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States welcomes the Secretariat’s Safeguards Implementation Report for 2016 (SIR). We wish once again to thank ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: DPRK

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 7(c)   Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea                                                                              U.S. Statement – As Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States condemns in the strongest terms the ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 6  Verification and Monitoring in Iran U.S. Statement Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   As Prepared   Mr. Chairman, The United States once again extends its appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their excellent work, ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 5   Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources   U.S. Statement as delivered by Ike Reed, Alternate Permanent Representative   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We strongly support the draft guidance on ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Program and Budget Committee

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017 Agenda Item 4 Report of the Program and Budget Committee U.S. Statement as delivered by Ike Reed, Alternate Permanent Representative   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We appreciate the efforts of the Budget Working Group Co-chairs, the distinguished Ambassadors of Denmark and Brazil and of the Secretariat to ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation Report 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting   June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 3 Technical Cooperation Report for 2016 U.S. Statement As Delivered by Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ike Reed   Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Secretariat for its comprehensive and informative report on Technical Cooperation in 2016.  Regular and extrabudgetary ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: The Annual Report for 2016

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting June 12-16, 2017   Agenda Item 2   The Annual Report for 2016   U.S. Statement – As Delivered by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you very much Mr. Chairman, Mr. Chairman, Since this is the first time I am taking the floor today I hope you ...
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Panel Discussion on the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Program

IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference Session 4 Panel Discussion June 1, 2017 Remarks by Andrew Schofer, Chargé d’affaires a.i., U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Question:  In 1958, at the first IAEA General Conference, the USA made an important contribution to support fellowship training and the fielding of experts to developing countries–to the first ever ...
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U.S. Statement to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice U.S. Statement Luis E. Arreaga Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Vienna, Austria May 22, 2017 Thank you very much. On behalf of my delegation, I would like to thank the Bureau, Executive Director Fedotov, and UNODC for organizing this 26th session ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy

Statement by the United States in Cluster 3: Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy   First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   Statement by Andrew Schofer Charge d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Vienna, May 9, ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee: Regional Issues

Statement by the United States in Cluster 2: Regional Issues   First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   Statement by Ambassador Robert A. Wood Vienna, May 8, 2017   Mr. Chairman, The United States reaffirms the critical role ...
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U.S. Statement to the 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee

Statement by the United States in General Debate First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons   As Delivered by Ambassador Robert A. Wood Permanent Representative of the United States to the Conference on Disarmament Vienna, May 2, 2017   ...
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U.S. Statement Intervention, 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of Kara McDonald, United States Department of State   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) United States Intervention after Agenda Item 8(b) Votes on ANPP and NPP Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017 Thank you Madam Chair. I want to express the gratitude of my government for this show of solidarity and support ...
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U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 3, 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of Andrew J. Schofer, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Agenda Item 3 Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017   As Delivered Madame Chair, The United States welcomes the Report of the Executive Director on the activities of UNODC in 2016, which ...
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60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

Statement of William R. Brownfield, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs   60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) Vienna, Austria; March 13, 2017   Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, members of the Commission, ladies and gentlemen.  And a special thank you as well to the Secretariat for your ...
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Any Other Business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017   Agenda Item 9:  Any Other Business U.S. Statements as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer     Mr. Chairman, I am taking the floor to address several items under any other business. The United States welcomes the progress achieved over the past year to ...
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Appointment of the Director General

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 8 Appointment of the Director General U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Mr. Chairman. The United States is pleased to join the consensus decision of the Board in endorsing Yukiya Amano to serve as Director General for the term ...
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Establishment of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank for the Supply of LEU to Member States

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017  Agenda Item  6   Assurance of Supply — Establishment of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank for the Supply of LEU to Member States   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman The United States welcomes submission ...
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Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 5(b) Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States remains resolute in its condemnation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s constant stream of ...
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Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 5(c) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his update and for his ongoing commitment to addressing Syria’s ...
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Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 4   Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States extends its appreciation to the Director General for his February 24th report on Iran’s ...
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Nuclear Technology Review 2017

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 3 Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications   Nuclear Technology Review 2017 U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States remains a strong supporter of the application of peaceful ...
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Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 2b   Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Guidance on the Management of Disused Radioactive Sources   U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States fully supports and endorses ...
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IAEA Nuclear Safety Review 2017

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting March 06-10, 2017 Agenda Item 2(a) Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2017 U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Andrew J. Schofer Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States takes this opportunity to thank the Director General and the ...
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U.S. Statement to the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Statement by Margaret Kieffer, United States Representative, on Agenda Item 4, “General Exchange of Views,” Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: 2017, Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: Fifty-fourth session (30 January to 10 February 2017) Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, January 30, 2017 Thank you, Madame Chair.  The United States Delegation congratulates you on ...
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A Farewell Message from U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate

When President Obama started his first term in the White House, the United States was far less focused on multilateral diplomacy than it is today. Recognizing the potential strengths of bolstering international institutions and a collaborative approach to the world’s crises, President Obama set out to reinvigorate our partnerships with an array of international organizations, ...
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Ambassador Holgate’s Remarks at IAEA Conference on Nuclear Security

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Energy Secretary Addresses Nuclear Security Conference

At an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced the United States is embarking on an effort to dilute and dispose of six metric tons of excess plutonium from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and that the United States is prepared to work with the IAEA ...
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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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Statement on any other business

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, November 17-18, 2016, Agenda Item 7: Any Other Business, U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Since the issue has been raised, I would like to address the outcome of last year’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Unfortunately, the conference could not reach consensus concerning the ...
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Statement on Syria

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, November 17-18, 2016, Agenda Item 5(b), Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic, U.S. Statement as delivered by IAEA Counselor Ike Reed.   Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Director General for his update and for his steadfast commitment to addressing Syria’s safeguards noncompliance.  Through ...
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Statement on DPRK

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, November 16-18, 2016, Agenda Item 5(a), Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. In the wake of the DPRK’s fourth and fifth nuclear tests, the resumption of reprocessing activities at Yongbyon, and ...
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Statement on Iran

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, November 17-18, 2016, Agenda Item 4, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran, U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, The United States extends its appreciation to the Director General for his November 9 report on Iran’s implementation of the Joint Comprehensive ...
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U.S. Statement on IAEA Technical Cooperation

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, November 17-18, 2016, Agenda Item 2, Technical Cooperation: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee, U.S. Statement as delivered by U.S. Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate. Mr. Chairman, The United States is committed to seeking global solutions to global challenges, in particular through multilateral institutions, in order to end extreme ...
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Ambassador Holgate Addresses Conference on Transnational Organized Crime

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto, Eighth session, Vienna, 17-21 October 2016,   U.S. Statement, Agenda Item 3, Laura S.H. Holgate, Permanent U.S. Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna,   Vienna, Austria, October 19, 2016   Thank you, Madam President. Sixteen years ago, ...
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United States Plays Key Role in International Conference Against Transnational Organized Crime

Media Note, Office of the Spokesperson, Washington, DC, October 17, 2016 The United States seeks to strengthen global efforts against trafficking in persons, migrant smuggling, and other pernicious forms of transnational crime at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) in Vienna, October 17-21. Ambassador Susan Coppedge, appointed ...
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U.S. National Statement on Transnational Organized Crime

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto, Eighth session, Vienna, 17-21 October 2016, U.S. National Statement, Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Vienna, Austria, October 17, 2016   Good afternoon. I would like to thank all ...
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U.S. Statement on Trafficking in Persons

Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto, Eighth session, Vienna, 17-21 October 2016,   U.S. Statement, Susan Coppedge, Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons,   Vienna, Austria, ...
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Side Event on U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy and Programs

Remarks by Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Good afternoon. I am Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for the Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Bureau, which plays a key role in advancing the United States’ nuclear weapons policy agenda. President Obama laid out a bold vision in his ...
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IAEA General Conference: Nuclear Security

IAEA General Conference: Nuclear Security IAEA General Conference September 26-30, 2016 Agenda Item 14 Nuclear Security U.S. Statement as Delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate Last week at the Board of Governors, I delivered a statement that highlighted the significant progress made in international nuclear security this year driven by major events, including the final ...
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IAEA General Conference: US Remarks on Adoption of the DPRK GC Resolution

IAEA General ConferenceSeptember 26-30, 2016 Agenda Item 18 Resolution on the Implementation of NPT Safeguards Agreement between the IAEA and the DPRK U.S. Statement as Delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate Mr. President, The United States welcomes the unanimous adoption of this year’s General Conference resolution on the DPRK with resounding support, and reflecting the ...
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Supplemental Agenda Item: Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

IAEA General Conference, September 26-30, 2016, Supplemental Agenda Item: Israeli Nuclear Capabilities, U.S. STATEMENT: The United States welcomes the constructive decision by our Arab friends not to introduce a resolution on “Israeli Nuclear Capabilities” at this year’s General Conference. This is not an appropriate item to be included in the agenda for the General Conference, ...
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Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

IAEA General Conference, September 26-30, 2016, Agenda Item 19: Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East. U.S. EXPLANATION OF VOTE: The United States strongly supports the goal of NPT universality and of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, and we remain committed to working cooperatively with the ...
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U.S. National Statement to the IAEA General Conference

IAEA General Conference September 26-30, 2016 U.S. National Statement Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy   Thank you. Let me start with a personal message from President Obama: I send greetings as you gather in Vienna for the 60th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference. Seven years ago in Prague, I outlined my vision ...
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Outcome of NPT Review Conference

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 10: Any Other Business, Outcome of NPT Review Conference, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, I will not repeat my previous expression of regret that the issue of Israeli nuclear capabilities has again been raised in the Board, but ...
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Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 9, Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The United States thanks the Director General for his report on the Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East, and for ...
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Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 8(c), Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Director General for his report and for his steadfast commitment to addressing Syria’s safeguards noncompliance. The contents ...
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Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 8(b), Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, We thank the Director General and the Secretariat for the Agency’s latest assessment on the DPRK.  This has been no ordinary ...
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Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-22, 2016, Agenda Item Number 7, Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate. Mr. Chairman, The United States extends its appreciation to the Director General for his September 8 ...
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Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting September 19-23, 2016 Agenda Item 6 Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate Mr. Chairman, The Director General’s report on “Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications” describes significant progress made in the ...
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Nuclear Security

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 5, Nuclear Security, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate, Mr. Chairman, The United States welcomes the publication of the IAEA Nuclear Security Report 2016. The progress achieved over the past year further strengthened the global nuclear security framework.  It also provided an ...
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Building on the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 19-23 September 2016, Agenda Item Number 4(b), Building on the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, U.S.  Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank the Director General for this report.  We appreciate the work that the Secretariat has put into the ...
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Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 19-23 September 2016, Agenda Item Number 4(a), Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety, U.S.  Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate.   Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank the Director General for this report which provides essential information for Member States in ...
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Program Performance Report for 2014-2015

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 3, Program Performance Report for 2014-2015 (GOV/2016/35), U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate   Mr. Chairman, The United States strongly supports the Agency’s ongoing work to adopt a results-based approach to its program and budget.  As we have emphasized, properly implemented, this ...
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Applications for Membership of the Agency

IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, September 19-23, 2016, Agenda Item 2, Applications for Membership of the Agency, U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura S.H. Holgate. Mr. Chairman, The United States joins consensus in recommending that the General Conference in September 2016 approve Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Islamic Republic of the Gambia ...
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Statement on DPRK at the Meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for the opportunity to speak today and for your commendable role in addressing this difficult and fast moving situation. I would also like to thank Executive Secretary Zerbo and the Provisional Technical Secretariat for their swift response to the events last night, and for preparing this very timely comprehensive technical briefing. ...
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Remarks at the Montreal Protocol High-level Segment

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It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here to address the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. You have done so much to support and expand the benefits of space exploration for people around the world. From our perspective at NASA, one of the most gratifying developments over the past ...
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Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission’s 20th Anniversary Ministerial Meeting

Minister Comănescu, Distinguished Ministers, Executive Secretary Zerbo, esteemed guests, ladies and gentleman, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. I would like to thank you all for the heartfelt expressions of sympathy for the terrible event that happened in Orlando this past weekend. As President Obama said, “This was an act of ...
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INC and NPT

Since the issue has been raised, I would like to address the outcome of last year’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. However, rather than rehash the varying interpretations of the past, I would just like to note that we will keep working to promote renewed regional dialogue and to encourage a way forward that accommodates ...
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Nuclear Security

First, the United States aligns itself with the EU’s statement on the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials. The entry into force of the amended Convention marks a key milestone in strengthening global nuclear security. The United States would especially like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of individuals in the ...
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UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The United States welcomes the six new Member States to the Committee: El Salvador, Israel, Oman, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. The United States looks forward to making significant progress on the long-term sustainability of outer space activities (LTS), by carrying out the current work plan and completing an LTS report and ...
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Safeguards Implementation Report for 2015

We are pleased that the number of additional protocols that have entered into force and the number of small quantities protocols that have been modified in accordance with the decision of the Board continue to increase. These developments increase the Agency’s legal authority and improve the Secretariat’s ability to draw sound and credible safeguards conclusions ...
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Technical Cooperation Report for 2015

The Technical Cooperation (TC) Program is essential to the IAEA’s role in promoting access to the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy in both power and non-power applications, which will assuredly make distinctive and important contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The IAEA promotes these applications while, at the same time, ensuring appropriate safety and ...
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Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

    This meeting marks five years since the Board of Governors found Syria to be in noncompliance with its safeguards agreement due to the construction of an undeclared nuclear reactor at Dair Alzour. We deeply regret that Syria continues to show no interest in resolving this serious issue. Over the past five years, the ...
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Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The United States remains firmly committed to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the DPRK and the IAEA’s essential role in this process. The Secretariat’s efforts to maintain the Agency’s readiness to resume monitoring and verification in the DPRK continues to have our steadfast support. We greatly value the IAEA’s sustained attention to the ...
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Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015)

The United States extends its appreciation to the Director General for his May 27 report on Iran’s implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). We commend the DG, the Deputy DG for Safeguards, and their staff, for their exemplary performance in the conduct of their responsibilities in Iran, including the technical briefing provided ...
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Strengthening the Agency’s Activities related to Nuclear, Radiation and Transport Safety and Waste Safety

Let me express our appreciation to the drafters of these two revisions of critical Agency Safety Requirements documents and to the respective Safety Standards Committee members who reviewed and approved them. Both revisions take into consideration lessons that have been learned since the documents were initially promulgated. Each of these documents has established requirements that ...
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Report of the Programme and Budget Committee

As others have pointed out, certain costs of the JCPOA arise from implementation of safeguards agreements and must be funded as a new, additional requirement in the Agency’s regular budget. We are pleased that there is unanimous Member State support for incorporation of the specified 5.2 million euro cost of relevant JCPOA-related measures into the ...
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Ukraine

  The Secretariat has made clear that the IAEA will continue to implement safeguards in accordance with the IAEA Statute and international law. On this basis, and as made clear by the Secretariat in this Board Room and in GOV/2015/38, we fully support the Agency’s continued implementation of safeguards in Ukraine in accordance with Ukraine’s ...
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The Agency’s Draft Budget Update for 2015

  Sir, listening very carefully to the statements of others today, it seems pretty clear that Member States support the JCPOA, and based on the statement of the G77, that the principle of full integration of the costs associated with the JCPOA, at least those under the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the Additional Protocol, are ...
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Statement on the IAEA’s 2015 Internal Audit Activity Report and the 2015 Program Evaluation Report

  We encourage the Agency to strengthen their internal control and accountability framework. We encourage the Secretariat to publish the annual internal audit activity report on its publicly accessible website, as it already does with its external audit reports. Public disclosure of these annual reports is already a best practice followed by major UN funds ...
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The Agency’s Accounts for 2015

Before plunging into a few details of the documents of which we were asked to take note today, I wanted to draw attention again to the Report of the Staff Council and, in particular, to note the situation concerning gender balance. When we get to the point when we are talking about the leadership of ...
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Effective Nuclear Regulatory Systems: A Global Vision

I believe this conference’s focus on the future builds on the excellent foundation set by the Ottawa conference. The action items from that conference focused on identifying ways to ensure safety on a continuous basis – no matter what the future may bring. This sentiment segues nicely into our conversation today about our vision for ...
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ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli Remarks to the Plenary Session of the59th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Addressing the global drug problem is one of the international community’s greatest challenges.  The consequences of substance use are experienced every day around the world – consequences that include early drug use that leads to dependency and chronic conditions, overdose, and death.  Many of the challenges world leaders must address are linked to the demand ...
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Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

We deeply regret that the Agency’s efforts to address Syria’s noncompliance with its NPT safeguards agreement continue to be met at every juncture by Syrian obstruction. Syria must provide the Agency with access to the information, sites, materials, and persons necessary to verify the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program, including the three sites ...
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Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the nuclear test conducted by the DPRK on January 6 and the subsequent launch using ballistic missile technology on February 7. Both actions are grave and deliberate violations of multiple UN Security Council resolutions that constitute an unacceptable challenge to the global nonproliferation regime and to our ...
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Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)

The February 26 report on Iran’s implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was the first report to the Board of Governors and UN Security Council since Implementation Day of the JCPOA. It represents another step forward from the historic milestone of that day, when our consideration of this item received a new ...
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Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities

Strengthening Regional Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean for Integrated Vector Management Approaches with a Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) Component, to Control Aedes Mosquitoes as Vectors of Human Pathogens, Particularly Zika Virus We must respond to the Zika crisis, but in service to these efforts we must also complete the ReNuAL project, which provides ...
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Renovation of the Nuclear Sciences and Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf

The ReNuAL project stands at an important crossroads. The IAEA needs approximately 6.5 million euros to fully fund ReNuAL, which I note amounts to 38,690 euros per Member State. The United States, for its part, has contributed more than 5.5 million dollars (5,039,674 euros) to the ReNuAL project, including via the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative ...
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Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications: Nuclear Technology Review 2016

Approximately 30 States are considering adoption of nuclear power or expansion of existing nuclear power programs due to increasing global demand for energy, concerns about climate change, volatile fossil fuel prices, and energy supply security. We note with approval the work of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) and of ...
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Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation and Transport Safety and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2016

We would like to note the progress that continues to be made in several key areas cited in the Nuclear Safety Review.  These include: improving radiation, transport and waste safety; strengthening safety in nuclear installations; strengthening emergency preparedness and response (EPR); strengthening civil liability for nuclear damage; and improving management of the safety and security ...
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Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Addresses the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran

During a special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors on January 19, Ambasssador Henry S. Enscher, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, delivered the following statement. IAEA Board of Governors Meeting January 19, 2016 U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Mr. Chairman,   ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Mr. Chairman, On July 14, the IAEA and Iran agreed on a “Roadmap” through which Iran committed to address the IAEA’s concerns regarding past and present outstanding issues, including the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program.  The Director General’s submission of the Final Assessment ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Syrian Arab Republic

U.S. Statement Thank you, Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Director General for his remarks today and for his ongoing commitment to addressing the important issue of Syria’s non-compliance with its safeguards agreement, which remains as urgent today as when it was first raised to the Board’s attention.  We note that Syria has taken ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Mr. Chairman, The United States extends its thanks to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and the staff for the November 18 report on the “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: DPRK

U.S. Statement Mr. Chairman, As reaffirmed in the General Conference resolution adopted unanimously in September with an unprecedented number of cosponsors, the international community stands united in firm opposition to the DPRK’s possession of nuclear weapons, and calls on the DPRK to renounce its policy of building its nuclear forces.  The DPRK’s pursuit of nuclear ...
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IAEA Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee Meeting

U.S. Statement as delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative Andrew Schofer Mr. Chairman, The United States thanks the Secretariat for its preparation of the 2016-2017 Technical Cooperation program and for its detailed briefs provided to Member States.  We also extend our gratitude to and wish to commend the strong leadership of Deputy Director General Yang in preparing and ...
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IAEA General Conference: US Remarks on Adoption of the DPRK GC Resolution

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IAEA General Conference: Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

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IAEA General Conference: National Statement as Delivered by Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz

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IAEA Board of Governors: Israeli Nuclear Capabilities

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, The United States deeply regrets that the issue of “Israeli nuclear capabilities” has once again been raised in this Board, as Israel has violated no agreements with the IAEA and is, in fact, a significant contributor to the Agency’s important technical work. Divisive ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, We note that the Director General’s report addresses the issue of adherence to safeguards agreements, but does not address the importance of compliance with those agreements in building regional confidence.  We hope future reports will address this serious issue. This agenda item ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his written report and for his ongoing commitment to addressing the important issue of Syria’s safeguards noncompliance, which remains as urgent today as when it was first raised to this Board’s attention.  The passage ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolutions in the

U.S. Statement as delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Andrew J. Schofer Madam Chair, The United States extends its thanks to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for the August 27 report on the “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for the annual report on the DPRK and for the IAEA’s sustained efforts to keep a watchful eye on the troubling developments in the DPRK’s proscribed nuclear program.  Once again, the DG’s report underscores our ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT)

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s Report on the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy, or “PACT.”  The Report clearly highlights PACT’s work and successful alignment with the Technical Cooperation (TC) Program. PACT’s contribution to combatting cancer around the world has ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Current Application of the Due Account Mechanism and Proposed Guidelines for its Application as of 2016-2017

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, We thank the Secretariat for its in-depth and effective work on this important topic, particularly the Board document “Current Application of the Due Account Mechanism and Proposed Guidelines for its Application as of 2016–2017.” We would also like to note positively the ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

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IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Security Report 2015

U.S. Statement as delievered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the publication of the IAEA Nuclear Security Report 2015 as contained in document “GOV/2015/42.”  We are pleased to see the progress achieved in strengthening the international nuclear security framework.  The continued improvement of individual State nuclear security regimes ...
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Joint Statement on the 2005 Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)

Joint Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Madam Chair, I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Governments of: Albania Algeria Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada Chile China Colombia Croatia Cyprus The Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Jordan ...
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Progress in the Implementation of the IAEA Action Plan On Nuclear Safety

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Madam Chairperson, I would like to thank the Director General for these two reports, which provide essential information for Member States in assessing the effectiveness of our work.  They are vital to future achievements in nuclear safety and security.  I’d like to offer my thanks to ...
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Applications for Membership of the Agency

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Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Iran

Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) U.S. Statement Delivered by Ambassador Henry S. Ensher Madame Chairperson, On July 14, after nearly 20 months of intensive negotiations, the United States, our P5+1 and European Union partners, with Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of ...
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CTBTO Science & Technology Conference, Frank A. Klotz, Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security/Administrator, NNSA

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IAEA Board of Governors: Assurance of Supply – Establishment of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank for the Supply of LEU to Member States

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Madam Chairperson, The United States welcomes the recent submission of a draft Host State Agreement on the establishment of an IAEA LEU bank in the Republic of Kazakhstan and a draft agreement with Russia to allow transit of LEU to and from the bank.  We strongly ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Madam Chairperson, We thank the Director General for his remarks and for his continued commitment to addressing the longstanding issue of Syria’s safeguards noncompliance.  Four years have passed since this Board adopted a resolution finding Syria to be in noncompliance with its NPT safeguards agreement for ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Madam Chairperson, The international community has never been as united as we are now on the imperative to address the threat posed by the DPRK’s nuclear program.  This was abundantly clear at this year’s NPT Review Conference where numerous States Parties took the floor to condemn ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of the U.N. Security Council Resolutions in Iran

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Madam Chairperson, The United States extends its gratitude to the Director General, the Deputy Director General, and their staff for the May 29 report on the “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”  The ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Safeguards Implementation Report for 2014

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Madam Chairperson, We welcome the Secretariat’s detailed Safeguards Implementation Report for 2014.  We are pleased to see the continued increase in the number of additional protocols and revised small quantities protocols.  These agreements provide the Secretariat with additional tools to draw credible safeguards conclusions.  We encourage ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks the Agency for the Director’s Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Accident in document GOV/2015/26.  This long-awaited Report provides a very thorough analysis of the accident and its causes, evolution and consequences. We would like to express our appreciation to ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Working Group on Resource Mobilization

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the work of Ambassador Oyugi of Kenya and Ambassador Angell-Hansen of Norway in co-chairing the Working Group on Resource Management and thank them warmly for their outstanding services. Given the expanding scope of and demand for Agency support, ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Program and Budget Committee

U.S. Statement as delivered by Thomas Hushek Madam Chair, The report of the Program and Budget Committee addresses several important matters related to the Agency’s finances and management practices.  First, the United States would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Secretariat on receipt of an unqualified opinion by the external auditor.  We believe ...
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IAEA Board of Governors Annual Report for 2014

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy Thank you Madam Chairperson, The United States thanks the Agency for the draft Annual Report for 2014 and its Annex.  The Report clearly highlights the Agency’s significant work in promoting nuclear safety, security, and safeguards, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.  I wish to underscore a ...
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Hague Code of Conduct

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International Experts’ Meeting on Assessment and Prognosis in Response to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IEM 9)

R. Lewis, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, D.C. Distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and let me add my welcome to this International Experts’ Meeting on Assessment and Prognosis in Response to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency – or IEM 9. I am honored to chair this important meeting, which has a goal to assist ...
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Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)

Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy, Chargé d’Affaires Event to welcome the entry into force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage I want to thank Ambassador Kitano for hosting this event to welcome the entry into force of the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC).  I also want to welcome representatives from CSC ...
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Remarks ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli

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Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Remarks by A/S Brownfield

Assistant Secretary William R. Brownfield Secretary’s Special Remarks for the Opening of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Special Segment on the Preparations for the UN General Assembly on the World Drug Problem Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Next year’s General Assembly Special Session on Drugs is the first meeting on international drug control policy at this ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

U.S. Statement as delivered by Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Hushek Madam Chairperson, The United States would like to thank the Director General for his update regarding Syria’s continued safeguards noncompliance.  We appreciate the Director General’s ongoing efforts, and the Board’s continued focus, towards resolving this long outstanding issue, which remains as relevant today as ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Islamic Republic of Iran

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Madam Chairperson, Thank you Director General and Deputy Director General and your staff for the February 19 report on the “Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”  The United States commends the Agency for its ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: DPRK

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Madam Chairperson, As we look ahead to the 2015 NPT Review Conference, it is worthwhile to look back at the long history of the DPRK’s noncompliance with its nonproliferation obligations and take stock.  From 1993, when the Board of Governors first found the Democratic People’s Republic of ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Thank you Madam Chairperson, The Director General and his team deserve our thanks and our support for their swift and effective response to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa.  We strongly support the Agency’s efforts to help African doctors better diagnose the ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Technology Review for the Year 2015

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Madam Chairperson, Thanks to the Secretariat for its thorough effort in preparing the 2015 Nuclear Technology Review and, of course, the reports today by DDG’s Malavasi and Chudakov.  The U. S. places great importance on the power and non-power applications of nuclear technology to help benefit socio-economic ...
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Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Kennedy Madam Chairperson, The United States takes this opportunity to thank the Director General and the Secretariat for their efforts in preparing for this meeting.  While we are still dealing with the after-effects of the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants, we are encouraged by world-wide efforts ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Applications for Membership of the Agency

U.S. Statement as delivered by Ambassador Laura Kennedy Madam Chairperson, The United States is pleased to join consensus in recommending that the General Conference in September 2015 approve the application of Turkmenistan as a new Member State of the Agency.  Let me say I am personally delighted given my own long association with that country.  ...
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Remarks by C.S. Eliot Kang, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

Diplomatic Conference on the Convention on Nuclear Safety, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna, Austria Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Colleagues, Allow me to start by congratulating Ambassador Grossi on his election as President of the Diplomatic Conference, and assuring him of the full support of the United States for his efforts to make this a successful conference. ...
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Statement to IAEA Board of Governors: Iran – Joint Plan of Action

U.S. Statement as delivered by Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Laura Kennedy Thank you Madame Chair, We thank the Director General for requesting today’s meeting, which provides all of us an important opportunity for the Board of Governors to reaffirm its support for the Agency’s verification of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) between ...
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Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Technical Cooperation Report for 2013

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Statement on the IAEA Annual Report

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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Syria

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US Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on DPRK

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Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of IAEA Safeguards in the Middle East

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