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Proliferation Security Initiative

Photo collage. AP photos. 

The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is a global effort that aims to stop trafficking of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to and from states and non-state actors of proliferation concern. Launched by President Bush on May 31, 2003, U.S. involvement in the PSI stems from the U.S. National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction issued in December 2002. That strategy recognizes the need for more robust tools to stop proliferation of WMD around the world, and specifically identifies interdiction as an area where greater focus will be placed. Today, more than 90 countries around the world support the PSI.

The PSI is an innovative and proactive approach to preventing proliferation that relies on voluntary actions by states that are consistent with national legal authorities and relevant international law and frameworks. PSI participants use existing authorities -- national and international -- to put an end to WMD-related trafficking and take steps to strengthen those authorities as necessary. UN Security Council Resolution 1540, adopted unanimously by the Security Council, called on all states to take cooperative action to prevent trafficking in WMD. The PSI is a positive way to take such cooperative action. [more]

  
Highlights

Washington Declaration for PSI 5th Anniversary Senior-Level Meeting
The PSI participating states will continue to focus their efforts on preventing the movement of cargoes of WMD proliferation concern, including through cooperation with industry, and ultimately to seize such cargoes and dispose of them in a secure manner. [more]

Statement by the President on the Fifth Anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative  [text]

Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley at the Proliferation Security Initiative Fifth Anniversary Senior Level Meeting  [text]

The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI)
The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is a global effort that aims to stop trafficking of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their delivery systems, and related materials to and from states and non-state actors of proliferation concern. Fact Sheet Update | PSI FAQs

Morocco Endorses the Proliferation Security Initiative [more]

Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) 
Fifth Anniversary May 27-29, 2008 
Washington, DC
 
May 2008 marks the fifth anniversary of President Bush's announcement of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) in Krakow, Poland. Since that time, the PSI has achieved tremendous success and has become a key tool in our efforts to interdict shipments of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery vehicles, and related items. Media Note

PSI Agreement With Mongolia
Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and Mongolian Foreign Minister N. Enkhbold signed a bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) shipboarding agreementJoint Declaration of Principles

PSI Agreement With Malta
Secretary Rice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta Michael Frendo sign a bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative ,PSI, shipboarding agreement. State Dept. photoSecretary Rice and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta Michael Frendo sign a bilateral Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) shipboarding agreement. more

U.S.-Belize
The United States and Belize signed a reciprocal Ship Boarding Agreement in support of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI).

U.S.-Cyprus
The United States and the Republic of Cyprus signed a reciprocal Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Ship Boarding Agreement, the fifth one following agreements with Liberia, Panama, the Marshall Islands, and Croatia.

The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI): A Record of Success
Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Stephen G. Rademaker, testified before the House International Relations Committee.

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