The lead State Department official in charge of nuclear weapons treaties said implementing the latest U.S.-Russia accord is going well, but other efforts on conventional arms trading and regulating nuclear material still face significant hurdles on the world stage and in the Congress. Rose Gottemoeller, is the Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. She spoke at an event hosted by the Arms Control Association.
Panel discussions focused on the next phase of weapons reductions in the U.S. and Russia, negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and steps to resolve the issue.
Panelists included: Ret. Lt. Gen. Dirk Jameson, Deputy Director Jon Wolfsthal of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Senior Researcher Trine Flockhart of the Danish Institute for International Studies, Career Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Iranian nuclear envoy Ambassador Hossein Mousavian and Chairperson Tarja Cronberg of the European Parliament's delegation for relations with Iran.
The Arms Control Association is a national nonpartisan membership organization "dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies," according to its website.