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US To Help Craft Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

United States Set to Participate in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2014

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The United States will participate in the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2015 Review Conference of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) held in New York, April 28 - May 9. The U.S. interagency delegation is led by Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation.

At the PrepCom, the United States will advance efforts to promote full compliance with the NPT and IAEA safeguards agreements and gain support for actions to reduce nuclear arms and promote peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The PrepCom is an opportunity to build on the Action Plan approved by consensus at the 2010 NPT Review Conference and to discuss priorities for the next Review Conference in 2015. At the outset of the PrepCom, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will provide opening remarks for the United States. The United States also will release a comprehensive national report on steps taken to implement the 2010 NPT Action Plan and, as a measure of further transparency, will release updated nuclear weapon stockpile numbers.

For more information and updates on the NPT PrepCom please visit www.state.gov/t/isn/npt/

ENDS

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