On-site inspection workshop in Israel - high-level segment

from left: Jacek Bylica, Jeremy Issacharoff, Vladimir Voronkov, Lassina Zerbo, David Danieli (click for full caption)

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

from left: Merav Zafary-Odiz, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the CTBTO and David Danieli, Deputy Director General and Head of the Policy Division, Israel Atomic Energy Commission

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

Malcolm Coxhead, Director, CTBT and nuclear disarmament at the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

On-site inspection workshop in Israel

On-site inspection workshop in Israel to evaluate IFE14

Around 100 experts are taking part in the workshop.
IFE14 tested 15 of the 17 available on-site inspection techniques, including the ground-penetrating radar, or...
noble gas sampling.

A workshop is being held in Ramat-Gan, Israel, from 12 to 16 April to review and analyse the major on-site inspection exercise, the Integrated Field Exercise IFE14. The exercise was conducted by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) in Jordan from 3 November to 9 December last year, as part of the build-up of its verification regime.


Around 100 experts specializing in nuclear physics, geophysics, seismology, communication, health / safety and other verification-related areas from 30 countries will participate. This workshop is the first in a series of IFE14 follow-up activities. It is co-hosted by the Israel Atomic Energy Commission. See here for details on the workshop's structure and agenda.


CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo opened the workshop's high-level segment, which was be attended by diplomats and nuclear policy experts.


While in Israel, Zerbo met with Yuval Steinitz, Minister of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs, with Shaul Chorey, Head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, with Tzipi Livni, former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs, as well as with other high-level officials. Zerbo last visited Israel in March 2014.