Nuclear Risk Reduction Center


Nuclear Risk Reduction Center

The Nuclear Risk Reduction Center is part of the United States Department of State. It has counterpart in Moscow in the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The NRRC was created in 1987 by an agreement between the United States Secretary of State and the Soviet Foreign Minister. Its purpose was to create an additional channel of communication for the prevention of nuclear war, in addition to the Hot Line [1] and diplomatic channels. The NRRC is online 24 hours a day and relays information regarding the arms activities of both nations so as to prevent accidental outbreak of nuclear war.

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