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Biegun to Participate in the OSCE Ministerial Council
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Biegun to Participate in the OSCE Ministerial Council

Deputy Secretary Biegun to Participate in the OSCE Ministerial Council (STL.News) Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun will take part in the virtual OSCE Ministerial Council December 3, 2020.  Deputy Secretary Biegun will join foreign ministers and senior officials of the 57 OSCE participating States, brought together under the leadership of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama as the chair, to discuss the full range of issues in the OSCE’s three dimensions of security (political-military, economic-environmental, and human). Deputy Secretary Biegun will call attention to the violent crackdown in Belarus following the fraudulent August 9 election; the recent violence related to Nagorno-Karabakh; Russia’s ongoing aggression in eastern Ukraine and occupation of both Ukrainian and Georg...
US Department of State: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher A. Ford Travels to Vienna for the IAEA General Conference
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US Department of State: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher A. Ford Travels to Vienna for the IAEA General Conference

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department Of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher A. Ford will travel to Vienna, Austria from September 21-24 to attend the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference.  The General Conference is a policy-making body of the IAEA composed of representatives from all Member States of the Agency. The United States recognizes and supports the IAEA’s important contributions toward international peace and security and the peaceful application of nuclear technology, and we are a committed member state of the IAEA. At the General Conference, the U.S. delegation will highlight the ongoing threats posed by the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs. Iran has a...
US Department of State: Marshall Billingslea to Meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
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US Department of State: Marshall Billingslea to Meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control to Meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Ambassador Marshall Billingslea will travel to Vienna, Austria August 17-18 to meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on mutually agreed topics related to the future of nuclear arms control. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Austrian President Van der Bellen
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US Department of State: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Austrian President Van der Bellen

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna, Austria.  Secretary Pompeo and President Van der Bellen discussed the strong ties between the United States and Austria, noting the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.  They spoke of the importance of multilateral cooperation particularly in fostering economic recovery after the pandemic, including? increase?d trade and investment ties with Austria. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With IAEA Director General Grossi
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With IAEA Director General Grossi

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: ? Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi in Vienna, Austria.  Secretary Pompeo and Director General Grossi emphasized the importance of the IAEA’s activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, including its work in providing diagnostic kits to IAEA Member States and maintaining the IAEA’s global safeguards inspections regime.  The Secretary and the Director General also discussed the need for Iran to respond to the IAEA’s requests for information and access to resolve questions about Iran’s nuclear activities. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Foreign Minister Dendias
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Greek Foreign Minister Dendias

Washington, DC (STL.News) The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Vienna, Austria.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Dendias discussed the strong U.S.-Greece bilateral relationship and the urgent need to reduce tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
Meeting of US – Russia Expert Groups on Trilateral Arms Control & Space Security Exchange
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Meeting of US – Russia Expert Groups on Trilateral Arms Control & Space Security Exchange

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: A U.S. delegation, including representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, and Energy, as well as the National Security Council, will travel to Vienna, Austria, for U.S.-Russia Working Group meetings from July 28-30.  During these meetings officials will discuss Nuclear Doctrine and Warheads, and Transparency and Verification, as part of the U.S. push for trilateral arms control. Concurrently, a U.S. delegation from the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and the National Security Council will hold a U.S.-Russia Space Security Exchange in Vienna on July 27. CLICK to VIEW SOURCE
On Arms Control Negotiations with China
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On Arms Control Negotiations with China

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement By Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson: The United States welcomes China’s commitment to engage in arms control negotiations.  As such, prudent next steps will need to include face-to-face meetings between the United States and China.  The Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control, Ambassador Marshall Billingslea, will invite the Chinese government to join in good faith negotiations in Vienna, Austria.  The United States also recommends that China meet with Russia at an early date to consider next steps for trilateral arms control negotiations.  We will all bring different perspectives and objectives to the negotiating table and will surely have disagreements.  But it is time for dialogue and diplomacy between the three biggest nuclear weapo...