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Date: 02/18/2015 Description: NPT logo - State Dept Image

The Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) is responsible for managing a broad range of U.S. nonproliferation polices, programs, agreements, and initiatives. The proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and related materials, technologies, and expertise -- and the fact that terrorists are trying to acquire them -- is a preeminent challenge to American national security. Combating this threat through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State. The ISN Bureau leads the Department’s efforts to prevent the spread of WMD -- whether nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological -- and their delivery systems.


 



Date: 10/30/2014 Description: A/S Countryman and Amb Kennedy met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. - State Dept Image

October 30: A/S Tom Countryman and Ambassador Laura Kennedy, the U.S.Representative to the IAEA, meet with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. More»
 



Video Remarks on the ISN Bureau Webpage

 

 

Assistant Secretary Countryman: "Here at the I-S-N bureau, our primary mission is to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, destabilizing conventional weapons, and related technologies. It’s hard to pick up a newspaper and not see some issue where the bureau has a role." Full Text»
 



Date: 04/23/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister Linas Linkevicius sign an agreement to advance protection against nuclear and radiological smuggling in Brussels, Belgium, on April 23, 2013.  - State Dept Image Date: 04/05/2009 Location: Prague, Czech Republic Description: President Barack Obama delivers his first major speech stating a commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons in front of thousands in Prague. © White House Image Date: 01/27/2004 Location: Tripoli, Libya Description: Libyan nuclear material being loaded on a C-17 cargo aircraft for disposition in the United States. - State Dept Image Date: 06/27/2008 Location: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Description: The June 27, 2008 elimination of a cooling tower at North Korea's Yongbyon complex. - State Dept Image Date: 05/13/2010 Location: New York City Description: Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York. © USUN Image Date: 04/13/2010 Location: Washington, DC Description: Nuclear Security Summit opening plenary session in Washington. © AP Image
Date: 04/23/2013 Description: Secretary of State John Kerry and Lithuanian Foreign Affairs Minister Linas Linkevicius sign an agreement to advance protection against nuclear and radiological smuggling in Brussels, Belgium, on April 23, 2013.  - State Dept Image Date: 04/05/2009 Location: Prague, Czech Republic Description: President Barack Obama delivers his first major speech stating a commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons in front of thousands in Prague. © White House Image Date: 01/27/2004 Location: Tripoli, Libya Description: Libyan nuclear material being loaded on a C-17 cargo aircraft for disposition in the United States. - State Dept Image Date: 06/27/2008 Location: Democratic People's Republic of Korea Description: The June 27, 2008 elimination of a cooling tower at North Korea's Yongbyon complex. - State Dept Image Date: 05/13/2010 Location: New York City Description: Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York. © USUN Image Date: 04/13/2010 Location: Washington, DC Description: Nuclear Security Summit opening plenary session in Washington. © AP Image
Nuclear Security Summit opening plenary session in Washington.
AP Image / Apr 13, 2010 / Washington, DC

"“We must recommit ourselves to strengthening the three pillars of the nonproliferation regime. And with respect to those three pillars – nuclear disarmament, access to civilian nuclear energy, and nonproliferation – this Administration, the United States has led through deeds, not simply through words.”


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