Kelsey Davenport, director of nonproliferation policy, at the 2016 Timbie Forum on engaging emerging professionals in the field
The UN and IAEA criticized North Korea for continuing to test ballistic missiles and for conducting nuclear activities.
The window of opportunity to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear-armed ballistic missile systems is closing and Washington should explore every serious diplomatic overture from Pyongyang.
In April, Pyongyang tested two new types of ballistic missiles, earning UN condemnation.
The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations called North Korea’s attempted launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile “a clear violation” of Security Council resolutions.
Senior officials from Japan, South Korea, and the United States agreed to increase intelligence sharing and set up consultations on sanctions implementation.
For the third year in a row, the State Department declared Russia to be in violation of the arms control pact, despite Moscow’s continued denial.