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Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Sept. 24, 2008
The September 2008 Board of Governors adopted by consensus a resolution cosponsored by the U.S. and UK noting the progress made by the Agency in its investigation of previously undeclared activities in Libya, welcoming Libya’s full cooperation with that investigation and supporting a return to routine safeguards implementation in Libya. Full Text


Secretary Rice Visits the ISN Bureau
Sept. 16, 2008

On September 16, 2008, Secretary Condoleezza Rice met with the employees of the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. [State Dept. photo]On September 16, 2008, Secretary Condoleezza Rice met with the employees of the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. The Secretary expressed her appreciation for all of the hard work that Bureau employees have performed on the historic dismantlement of Libya’s WMD program and on other important nonproliferation and international security issues. In particular, she highlighted the Bureau’s critical role in the effort to denuclearize Iran and North Korea, efforts to stop WMD terrorism, and efforts to conclude the India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.


International Meeting on Next Generation Safeguards
Sept. 11, 2008

The IAEA also plays a critical role in countering proliferation threats, especially through its vigorous investigations into suspicious nuclear activity. The most prominent example is, of course, Iran. One key means to enhance and solidify the IAEA’s capabilities in this area would be universal adoption of the Additional Protocol. Admittedly, the Additional Protocol levies further requirements on the IAEA, but far more important are the tools it gives the Agency to uncover illicit nuclear activity. We have made progress over the past several years – 60 percent of IAEA member states now have an Additional Protocol in force. But that is not enough.


U.S.-Russia 123 Agreement
The President intends to notify Congress that he has today rescinded his prior determination regarding the U.S.-Russia Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation (the so-called '123' Agreement). Full Text

  
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Acting Assistant Secretary Patricia McNerney in Dubai for meeting on Export Controls, October 13-16, 2008
Date: 10/13/2008 Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Description: Acting Assistant Secretary Patricia McNerney and William Tobey, Deputy Administrator of National Nuclear Security AdministrationActing Assistant Secretary Patricia McNerney and William Tobey, Deputy Administrator of National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, discuss the importance of export controls for security and economic prosperity in the UAE with key U.S. business leaders in Dubai, UAE during a recent trip to the Middle East October 13-16.

10-11-08-Existing Sanctions and Reporting Provisions Related to North Korea [fact sheet]

10-11-08-U.S.-North Korea Understandings on Verification [fact sheet]

Kosovo Customs Officers demonstrate various detection tools and techniques to Ambassador Kaidanow. [Photo: Arbnor Haxhibeqiri, Embassy Pristina.]
Embassy Donates Inspection and Detection Equipment to Kosovo Customs Service and Border Police (10/2)
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U.S.-Poland Missile Defense Agreement
Acting Under Secretary for International Security and Arms Control John Rood at a State Department briefing.Acting Under Secretary Rood (Aug. 25): "First, I should start off by saying the agreement – there are two pieces here. One is a ballistic missile defense agreement, and the second is a declaration on strategic cooperation between the United States and Poland. I think taken as a whole, these things represent a substantial step in the U.S.- Poland bilateral security relationship." Full Text

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