Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance

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United States
Assistant Secretary of State
for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
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Incumbent
Yleem Poblete

since April 30, 2018
Reports toThe Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderPaula A. DeSutter
Formation2000
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance is the head of the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. The position was created on December 12, 1999 by Secretary Albright as the Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance. The Bureau became fully operational on February 1, 2000. Within the Department, the Assistant Secretary is responsible for all matters relating to the supervision of verification and compliance with international arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements.

The Assistant Secretary advises the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security/Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament on the appropriate uses of the "Key Verification Assets Fund," and manages the fund.

The Assistant Secretary is also responsible for the President's Annual Report to Congress on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control Agreements, for Verifiability Assessments for all international arms control and nonproliferation agreements, and for specialized compliance reports required by U.S. Senate Resolutions of ratification, such as the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Assistant Secretaries of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance[edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President(s) served under
Paula A. DeSutter August 14, 2002 January 16, 2009 George W. Bush
Rose Gottemoeller April 6, 2009 March 7, 2014 Barack Obama
Frank A. Rose December 18, 2014 January 20, 2017 Barack Obama
Yleem D.S. Poblete April 30, 2018 Present Donald Trump

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