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U.S. Department of State: Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation [website]   [open html - 73KB]

"The Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), headed by Assistant Secretary John C. Rood is responsible for managing a broad range of nonproliferation, counterproliferation and arms control functions. ISN leads U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) and their delivery systems. The ISN Bureau spearheads efforts to promote international consensus on WMD proliferation through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy; addresses WMD proliferation threats posed by non-state actors and terrorist groups by improving physical security, using interdiction and sanctions, and actively participating in the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI); works closely with the UN, the G-8, NATO, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international institutions and organizations to reduce and eliminate the threat posed by WMD; and supports efforts of foreign partners to prevent, protect against, and respond to the threat or use of WMD by terrorists." The site contains links to official remarks, press releases, reports and more on a variety of pertinent topics.

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