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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Requests Full and Immediate Briefing from Secretaries Tillerson, Perry on Status of all Ongoing Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Negotiations
Washington (November 30, 2017) – Senator Edward J. Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter today to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry requesting a full and immediate briefing on the status of all current and ongoing discussions between the United States and other countries on concluding peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements, also known as “123 agreements.”
“Peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements – so-called 123 agreements – are important non-proliferation tools that have major implications for U.S. national security.
Revelations of the Trump Administration’s ongoing discussions on possible 123 agreements with Saudi Arabia and Jordan…
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