Iran’s and North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Programs: Problems Solved, or Continuing Threats?

  • 25 Feb 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 400 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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William h. tobey 

Monday, February 25, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Snell & Wilmer Law Firm, 19th Floor
400 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for a Topical Discussion luncheon with William H. Tobey, former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Talking points:

  • Iran and North Korea pursued active, large-scale nuclear weapons programs.
  • President Obama said the deal he negotiated with Tehran, “blocked all paths” to an Iranian nuclear weapon, but President Trump has withdrawn from it, calling it “the worst deal ever,” and new evidence from Israel reveals a protracted covert program in Iran.
  • Meanwhile, President Trump says he has “largely solved” the North Korea nuclear crisis, but the DPRK continues to produce fissile material.
  • Where do things stand with the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, and were might they go from here.

William H. Tobey Bio - Mr. Tobey was Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration from 2006-2009. There, he managed the U.S. government's largest program to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism by detecting, securing, and disposing of dangerous nuclear material. Mr. Tobey also served on the National Security Council Staff under three presidents, in defense policy, arms control, and counter-proliferation positions. He has participated in international negotiations ranging from the START talks with the Soviet Union to the Six Party Talks with North Korea. He also has ten years’ experience in investment banking and venture capital. He serves on the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine and currently chairs the board of the World Institute for Nuclear Security.

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