The United States fully supports Ambassador Zlauvinen in his role as President-designate of the NPT Review Conference and backs his proposal and the subsequent decision of NPT Parties to postpone the NPT RevCon in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The NPT remains the cornerstone of international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and the foundation for international cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear energy and for progress on nuclear disarmament.  The United States continues to seek a positive NPT RevCon outcome in which states reaffirm their commitment to the NPT, recognize its enduring shared benefits, and recommit to preserving and strengthening the nuclear nonproliferation regime. The United States will continue to work constructively with other NPT Parties to maintain and strengthen the Treaty, including at the RevCon when conditions allow it to be held.

 

U.S. Department of State

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