October 1997 United States Special Weapons
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Missile
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 31 October 1997 -- CHINA Chinese Assurances on Stopping Nuclear Cooperation with Pakistan
IRAQ Update on UN meetings on UNSCOM and Butler/Iraqi Right to Control Nationality of UNSCOM Inspectors/UN Options/Reactions from Other Countries
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 30 October 1997 - Is the United States prepared to use its considerable military force in the region to thwart or retaliate against Iraq if they expel Americans from those teams?
The Pentagon's assessment of how advanced Iran's nuclear program is, and Chinese support for Iran's chemical weapons program.
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 30 October 1997 -- IRAQ Potential crisis over Iraqi action against UNSCOM; consequences;
US position; options for the Security Council; Iraqi deadline to conform; US inspectors; Iraqi official comment; repercussions on UN oil for food resolutions. CHINA Certification and Agreement for cooperation on peaceful uses of nuclear energy; licensing procedure; Chinese assurances; potential list of consequences; President's role; MOU; Zangger Group; status
of cooperation with Pakistan and Iran; Future Einhorn briefing IRAN Reported construction of chemical plant in Iran
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 28 October 1997 - Does the Defense Department accept the Israeli intelligence assessment of
the missile proliferation to Iran that would then threaten Israel? Iraq is threatening to forbid the UN any more inspections.
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 27 October 1997 -- RUSSIA Transfer of US High Performance Computer Technology/Investigation Proceeding into Acquisition of Technology /Possible Violation of US Law by US Companies by Sale of Technology/Russian Cooperation in Investigation CHINA US Effort to Deter Nuclear Cooperation with Iran Change in Chinese Non-Proliferation Practices
IRAQ Reaction to UNSC Resolution/Need to Cooperate with UNSCOM
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 23 October 1997 - "We've been carrying on an extensive dialogue with China about proliferation. ... The North Koreans aren't developing the No Dong missile for the sheer joy of developing missiles..."
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 22 October 1997 -- IRAQ UN Security Council Debate on Iraqi Sanctions CHINA --Non-Proliferation Issues NORTH KOREA Reported Defectors' Testimony re North Korea's Missile Proliferation Activities
- Watts Bar Tritium Test Begins DOE News Release - October 20, 1997 -- The Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear plant has restarted, initiating a test of tritium production in a commercial light water reactor.
- EXCERPTS: ACDA DIRECTOR JOHN HOLUM ON GLOBAL ARMS CONTROL USIA 17 October 1997
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 16 October 1997 - An update on MIRACL. The government of Russia claims they have good controls over these weapons. The Iraqi Congress Opposition Group is saying from Turkey that Iraq is building up its military in northern Iraq in the no-fly, but many reports by the Iraqi National Congress turn out not to be completely accurate.
- TRANSCRIPT: PRESS BRIEFING ON EU-U.S. TALKS ON HELMS-BURTON ACT USIA 15 October 1997
- TEXT: CLINTON CANCELS 13 DEFENSE PROJECTS WITH LINE ITEM VETO USIA 14 October 1997
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 14 October 1997 -- CHINA / IRAN Discussions on Peaceful Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Cooperation with Iran Threatens US Interests/Assurances Needed on Certification/International Safeguards
- U.S. Army has a new Major Command WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 10, 1997)
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 10 October 1997 -- RUSSIA Commitment from Russians not to sell long-range
missiles, etc. to Iran; MTCR Russian action to prevent sales; possible US sanctions;
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 03 October 1997 -- ARMS CONTROL Dept. of Defense Laser Test/Not a Treaty Violation/Impact on Passage of START II by Russia RUSSIA Control and Security of Nuclear Weapons
- [EXCERPT] U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 02 October 1997 -- RUSSIA Weapons and Nuclear Technology Transfers to Iran and Amb. Wisner's Report Command and Control of Nuclear Devices in Russia and the Newly Independent States
- [EXCERPT] Defense Department News Briefing 02 October 1997 - The Pentagon made the announcement today that Secretary of Defense Cohen has decided to go ahead with the test of a laser against a U.S. Air Force satellite. We have been told by both Prime Minister Chernomyrdin and also by the Minister of Defense Sergeyev that the Russians have good security regarding their nuclear weapons, and that the allegations that have been made by some about these weapons being lost is incorrect.
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