Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with Norway, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 15, 2016   [open pdf - 237KB]

This testimony compilation is from the September 15, 2016 hearing, 'Reviewing the Civil Nuclear Agreement with Norway' before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the testimony of Thomas M. Countryman: "It is a pleasure to testify before the Committee today regarding the President's submission of an agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation between the United States and Norway. As you know, Norway is a long standing strategic ally and political partner of the United States, and this Agreement is an example of the strength of our bilateral relationship. The United States and Norway have had a strong partnership in the field of peaceful nuclear cooperation for more than half a century, and the United States is pleased to renew this cooperation with an updated 123 agreement. The terms of the new U.S.-Norway Agreement strongly reaffirm the two governments' shared commitment to nonproliferation as the cornerstone of our nuclear cooperation relationship. Norway has a strong track record on and has consistently reiterated its commitment to nonproliferation. It has been an extremely active partner with the United States across a wide breadth of bilateral and multilateral activities designed to ensure the implementation of the highest standards of nuclear safety, security, and nonproliferation worldwide." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas M. Countryman.

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