Today, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Assistant Secretary of State for Verification, Compliance, and Implementation Rose Gottemoeller and Ambassador Richard Burt will discuss the New START Treaty and President Obama's vision for decreasing the threat of nuclear arms. The event takes place at Georgetown University, and you can watch a livestream, starting at 2:00 p.m., here.
Last month, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller joined Secretary Clinton for remarks on the new START treaty's ratification. Secretary Clinton said, "In the weeks and months since the treaty was submitted to the Senate, it has earned bipartisan support from senators on both sides of the aisle as well as statesmen in and out of government from both parties. They understand that once the new START treaty is ratified and enters into force, it will advance our national security and provide stability and predictability between the world's two leading nuclear powers."
When she spoke before the Senate Arms Committee Hearing on START on June 17, Secretary Clinton underscored the treaty's importance, noting that it would provide transparency "for the two countries with more than 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons.”
You can watch a July 29 "Conversations With America" discussion between Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher and Steven Pifer, Director of the Brookings Institution's Arms Control Initiative, here.
More information about the New START Treaty and other nonproliferation initiatives is available here.