Missile Technology Control Regime [MTCR] News
- Text: Missile Proliferation Sanctions Imposed on Entities in Iran, N.Korea 14 April 2000 -- The United States Government has determined that entities in North Korea and Iran have engaged in missile technology proliferation
activities that require imposition of sanctions pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act.
- Global Control System for the Non-Proliferation of Missiles and Missile Technology - Experts Meeting (Moscow, March 16, 2000) The Global Control System is not a discriminatory mechanism, it ensures equal rights of all those who decide to participate and cooperate in achieving its goals. This system is not based on coercive methods, on sanctions or any prerequisites. The methods it suggests are based on encouragement and guarantees, creation of incentives to voluntary cooperation. Conceptually, GCS represents a system of international regimes and mechanisms, including: a missile launch transparency regime; a mechanism to guarantee the security of GCS participating States which have renounced the possession of missile delivery vehicles for WMD;
an incentive mechanism for States which have renounced the possession of missile delivery means for WMD.
- RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN PROPOSAL ON DEVELOPMENT OF A GLOBAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND EXPANSION OF COOPERATION IN OTHER AREAS TO TRACK MISSILE AND MISSILE TECHNOLOGY PROLIFERATION [19 January 2000]
- SYMPOSIUM ON 'MISSILE DEVELOPMENT AND THE IMPACT ON GLOBAL SECURITY' HELD AT HEADQUARTERS 23 April 1999 Press Release DC/2639 (Department for Disarmament Affairs) -- A symposium on "Missile Development and the Impact on Global Security", organized by the Department for Disarmament Affairs, was held on 22 April, the second in a series of discussions which the Department has initiated since last October on topics of interest in the field of arms limitation and disarmament, with a view to broadening understanding and facilitating a meaningful discussion among Member States.
- SECRETARY-GENERAL STRESSES NEED FOR MULTILATERALLY NEGOTIATED NORMS AGAINST DEVELOPMENT OF MISSILES 15 April 1999
Press Release SG/SM/6960 -- The Secretary-General feels strongly that the recent tests by India and Pakistan of medium-range missiles, as well as actions by other countries in the area of ballistic missile development and missile defences, have underscored the need for the multilaterally negotiated norms against the development of such weapons.
- Revisions to the Commerce Control List: Changes in Missile Technology Controls Federal Register Online via GPO Access 08 February 1999 -- The Bureau of Export Administration (BXA) maintains the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies those items subject to Department of Commerce export controls. This interim rule amends the CCL by revising a number of items subject to control for missile technology reasons.
- Israel Seeks U.S. Permission to Launch Rockets From NASA Facility in Virginia by Shawn L. TwingWashington Report April/May 1997 pgs. 29, 85
- MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME (MTCR) MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY Ten years ago today (April 16, 1987), the United States and its G-7 partners -- Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom -- announced formation of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), STATEMENT BY NICHOLAS BURNS, SPOKESMAN, April 16, 1997
- Commerce, Russian Delegation Discuss Export Control USIA -- 26 Oct 1995 -- Focusing on the industry-government relationship in export
control systems and the manner in which such relations strengthen the system, Russian government officials and company executives will meet with Commerce Department officials to discuss export control issues.
- STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, THURSDAY, JUNE 22 USIA -- 22 Jun 1995 -- The US is greatly concerned that China may have sold ballistic missile components to Iran.
- The US and China: Curbing Missile and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation USIA -- 04 Oct 1994 -- Remarks by Secretary of State Warren
Christopher and Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen following the signing of joint statements on missile proliferation and nuclear materials production.
- US, China Sign Agreement on Missile Exports USIA -- 04 Oct 1994 -- The US and China have signed an agreement that establishes a ban on
Chinese export of all missile technology that falls within the parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
- US, Russia Pledge 'Energetic' Anti-Proliferation Measures USIA -- 14 Jan 1994 -- Russian-US joint statement pledging to actively work to
prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and associated missile delivery systems.
- 25 COUNTRIES AGREE ON DIRECT MISSILE PROLIFERATION DIPLOMACY By Bruce Odessey USIA Staff Writer - 06 December 1993
- 25 Countries Agree on Direct Missile Proliferation Diplomacy USIA -- 06 Dec 1993 -- The 25 countries of the Missile Technology Control
Regime have changed tactics toward their goal of preventing missile proliferation by attempting not only to control supply as in the past, but also to reduce demand.
- Agreements with Russia on MTCR, Space, Energy Discussed USIA -- 03 Sep 1993 -- Russia's agreement to abide by the provisions of the MTCR is a very good signal of Russia's intent to be a reliable partner in terms of its nonproliferation behavior.
- US-Russian Talks on Cooperation in Space, Energy Open USIA -- 01 Sep 1993 -- Vice President Al Gore and Russian Prime Minister
Viktor Chernomyrdin held a day-long meeting of the joint US-Russian Commission on Cooperation in Space and Energy.
- Missile Sanctions on China and Pakistan VOA Editorial -- 31 Aug 1993 -- The US calls on all countries to adhere to the guidelines of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). This is why the US has slapped trade sanctions on some trade with China and Pakistan.
- US Open to Dialogue with China on MTCR Related Sanctions USIA -- 26 Aug 1993 -- TV interview of Under Secretary of State Lynn Davis regarding the imposition of sanctions against China for its violation of the Missile Technology Control Regime.
- "Understanding the Missile Technology Control Regime USIA -- 25 Aug 1993 -- Formed in 1987, the Missile Technology Control Regime
(MTCR) is unique in that it is currently the world's only multilateral system for managing missile proliferation.
- US Imposes Sanctions Against China and Pakistan USIA -- 25 Aug 1993 -- State Department statment imposing sanctions against certain
Chinese and Pakistani entities that were involved in an M-11 missile-related transfer, which is prohibited under US law.
- China, Pakistan Hit by US Sanctions for Missile Deal USIA -- 25 Aug 1993 -- The US imposed trade sanctions on government entities in
China and Pakistan August 25 for a 1992 transfer of missile technology and components that violates US law and the guidelines of the MTCR.
- State Department Issued Public Notice of MTCR Sanctions Against China -- 24 Aug 1993 -- State Department Public Notice of
August 24 outlining the imposition of missile proliferation sanctions against entities in China and Pakistan.
- US Considering Sanctions Against China for Missile Sales USIA -- 24 Aug 1993 -- The US is considering whether to impose sanctions against
China for allegedly selling missile technology to Pakistan.
- US, Russia Agree on MTCR Guidelines USIA -- 16 Jul 1993 -- The State Department has announced that the US and Russia have agreed
on a common approach to missile proliferation issues guided by the criteria and standards of the MTCR.
- Clinton Hints at Deal with Russia on High Tech Exports USIA -- 12 Jul 1993 -- President Clinton says he made progress in discussions with
Russian President Boris Yeltsin on limiting missile technology exports to India and Libya.
- Rocket Engine Sale Stalls Russian Premier's Visit USIA -- 25 Jun 1993 -- A planned visit to the US by Russia's new Prime Minister, Viktor
Chernomyrdin, and future cooperation between the two countries in space technology are being held up by a dispute over Russia's proposed sale of rocket engines to India.
- Missile Technology Control Regime Concludes Canberra Meeting -- 12 Mar 1993 -- Australian release on the March 8-11 meetings of
the Missile Technology Control Regime.
- 23 Countries Move Further to Control Missile Exports USIA -- 12 Mar 1993 -- The MTCR has moved another step toward preventing proliferation of missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction.
- MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROLS STRENGTHENED [editorial broadcast by the Voice of America] 14 January 1993
- Missile Technology Controls Strengthened VOA Editorial -- 14 Jan 1993 -- The US urges all countries to join the effort to prevent the further spread of weapons of mass destruction and the missiles that carry them by signing on to the newly-revised MTCR.
- MTCR Targets Biological, Chemical-Capable Missiles USIA -- 07 Jan 1993 -- In a move to further curb the proliferation of ballistic missiles, the US and its 21 partners in the MTCR adopted revised guidelines to extend the scope of the regime to missiles capable of delivering biological and chemical weapons as well as nuclear weapons.
- Official Notes Success of 1987 Missile Control Regime USIA -- 24 Sep 1992 -- According to an unnamed US official, the 22-nation Missile
Technology Control Regime is a very successful tool in the effort to restrict the proliferation of missiles and related technology.
- US Approves Waivers for Satellite Exports to China -- 11 Sep 1992 -- State Department fact sheet on the waiver of legislative restrictions for six satellite project exports to China.
- MTCR and Proliferation Control for Today and the Future USIA -- 27 May 1992 -- The dangers of missile proliferation are highlighted in
several hot spots in Asia, including North Korea, which has yet to sign the Missile Technology Control Regime, and India and Pakistan, whose arms race threatens the sanctity of the regime.
- US Sanctions Imposed on Russian, Indian Space Groups USIA -- 11 May 1992 -- State Department statement announcing the imposing of
sanctions against the Russian space organization Glavkosmos and the Indian Space Research Organization because of the transfer of rocket engine technology.
- Missile Technology Sale Draws US Sanctions USIA -- 11 May 1992 -- The US imposed sanctions May 11 on Russan and Indian organizations involved in the sale of rocket engines to India, which violates terms of the international Missile Technology Control Regime.
- Editorial: Missile Technology Control Regime USIA -- 04 May 1992 -- The spread of weapons of mass destruction, as well as the ballistic
missiles that can deliver them, remains a menace to international peace; only by constant, concerted vigilance and adherence to treaties such as the Missile Technology Control Regime can we ensure international security.
- Understanding the Missile Technology Control Regime USIA -- 23 Apr 1992 -- Overview of the Missile Technology Control Regime, the
1987 agreement for managing missile proliferation.
- MTCR and the Challenge of Controlling Missile Proliferation USIA -- 21 Apr 1992 -- The new international post-Cold War concern of missile proliferation, the factors involved in missile proliferation, a categorization of missiles, and the effort to slow missile proliferation.
- US Lifts Missile Sanctions on China USIA -- 26 Mar 1992 -- The Bush administration has lifted sanctions imposed on China because of
transactions made by two Chinese companies involving missile technology covered by the Missile Technology Control Regime due to Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen's formal letter confirming China's commitment to abide by MTCR guidelines and parameters.
- Sen Lieberman Asks More Pressure for Joining MTCR USIA -- 13 Mar 1992 -- Senator Joseph Lieberman says more pressure should be
brought to bear on all nations to join the Missile Technology Control Regime to prevent the proliferation of ballistic missiles, and that the US cannot simply stand by while nations like China and North Korea keep shipping dangerous weapons to nations like Iran and Syria.
- China's Adherence to Missile Control Guidelines USIA -- 09 Mar 1992 -- In a statement issued by the Office of the Assistant Secretary/
Spokesman in Washington, DC on February 21, 1992, certain sanctions were lifted from China on receipt of a letter from PRC Foreign Minister Qian Qinchen stating they will abide by the MTCR guidelines.
- Baker Says China's Missile Assurances 'Important' USIA -- 25 Feb 1992 -- Portion of Secretary of State Baker's testimony before the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Aid.
- US Urges Vigilance Against Missile Proliferation USIA -- 05 Nov 1991 -- Remarks by Reginald Bartholomew, Under Secretary of State for
International Security Affairs, at the opening session of a meeting of the 18-nation Missile Technology Regime.
- Chinese have sold the M-11 short-range missile to Pakistan (Text: State Department posting) -- 02 Jul 1991
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