To highlight the successful completion of the major goals of the 1993 HEU Purchase Agreement, Greg Dwyer, Director of the U.S.-Russia HEU Transparency Program within NNSA’s Office of Nonproliferation and International Security, recently spoke at a side event at the United Nations in New York City. The event, which took place under the auspices of the Preparatory Committee for the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, included delegates, nongovernmental organizations and other attendees. It was moderated by Mr. Adam Scheinman, Senior Advisor for Nuclear Nonproliferation in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the Department of State, and included a presentation by Mr. Vladimir Kuchinov, Senior Advisor to the Director General of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, “Rosatom.”
Dwyer’s presentation focused on the transparency monitoring and technical aspects of the 1993 Agreement, how monitoring was conducted in Russian nuclear facilities and the results after twenty years. Kuchinov’s presentation focused on the history of the 1993 Agreement and its commercial success.
NNSA’s full presentation slides are available here.
About the photo: (left to right) Vladimir Kuchinov, Senior Advisor to the Rosatom General Director, Adam Scheinman, Senior Advisor for Nuclear Nonproliferation in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, and Greg Dwyer, Director of NNSA’s HEU Transparency Program, discuss the successfully completed 1993 U.S.-Russia HEU Purchase Agreement.