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Secretary Clinton To Sign Plutonium Disposition Protocol With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov On Tuesday, April 13


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 12, 2010

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will sign and offer remarks on the recently concluded protocol to amend the United States-Russian 2000 agreement, on eliminating excess weapon-grade plutonium from defense programs, in Room 147 of the Washington Convention Center on Tuesday, April 13, at 1:15 p.m.

This signing represents a major and essential step toward enabling full implementation of our two countries’ obligation to safely and transparently dispose of such excess weapon-grade plutonium, enough material for several thousand nuclear weapons. The signing also signifies our commitment to making arms reductions irreversible and to reducing the danger of this material ever falling into the hands of terrorists.

The signing ceremony will be open to media with Nuclear Security Summit Credentials. Media must be assembled in the Press Hold Room, Room 140, by 12:45 p.m.

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PRN: 2010/434

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