Congress Skips Iran Deadline, New IPNDV Website, Moniz on EPIC Podcast, and More

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The International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV), a public-private partnership between the http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d272e54fbf48448f5d57a1143f8137b2916d842675a7c7e5161a9c65c6dd731b245559bc6f9a2d3ce3ff00906f245d6ab519ec63863c2591 U.S. State Department and NTI to address the technical challenges associated with the verification of weapons dismantlement, has completed Phase I of its work. The main conclusion: although tough challenges remain, multilaterally monitored nuclear warhead dismantlement should be possible while at the same time successfully managing safety, security, nonproliferation, and classification concerns. Phase II of the Partnership’s work was recently announced in Argentina, where more than 25 member countries with and without nuclear weapons gathered to define next steps. IPNDV partners also launched a new website, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d272e54fbf48448f0fbafe3a01ead5a8a2a8ba8e7815f00f05e13cd28c1347b5ab9203407e4d4256ab53d82fe8ec752708b2b99a47717897 www.ipndv.org, to share Phase I outcomes and deliverables, provide a library of disarmament verification resources, and house a new http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d272e54fbf48448fed46e2c2ba67adcd7c543d00e3e6ef37b4185394126fc8f89fb58b9321f56a46b87021e02b18b7a4999b4ef40c09b10f interactive infographic that illustrates each step of the dismantlement process. Follow the announcements using http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d272e54fbf48448faf91501c8c47838e9157e386a400259294d81a4aca2d6ef09a8ccceaa091806edda619348041d392a66cab2c635f05e5 #IPNDV on Twitter, and to learn more, http://click.e-nti.org/?qs=d272e54fbf48448fa55634d99860edb47b9cee003eed29d99403e3d5eb9bd295b80dae877c5ea89f68b6dac19d190e84b8084facee030bca CLICK HERE

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