JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 15
EXHIBITION OF THE FIRST STAGE
OF THE SILO-BASED VARIANT OF THE SS-24 ICBM
The Governments of the Parties to the Treaty Between the United States
of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction
and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter
referred to as the Treaty,
Acting in accordance with the Treaty,
Have agreed as follows:
1. Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Section XIV of the Protocol on Inspections
and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter
referred to as the Inspection Protocol, an exhibition of the first stage
of the silo-based variant of the SS-24 ICBM shall be conducted at the
Pavlograd Machine Plant located in Pavlograd, Ukraine, no later than 30
days after entry into force of this Agreement. The Governments of the
United States of America and Ukraine shall agree through diplomatic channels
on a date when such exhibition shall be conducted.
2. The United States of America shall have the right during such exhibition
to conduct an inspection, as provided for in paragraph 11 of Article XI
of the Treaty.
3. Except as provided for in this Agreement, such exhibition and such
inspection shall be conducted in accordance with the Inspection Protocol,
including the procedures provided for in Section XIV of the Inspection
Protocol and the provisions concerning inspection reports and non-disclosure
of information obtained as a result of these inspections.
4. The United States of America shall have the right during such exhibition
to confirm by external viewing and by measurement of the dimensions of
the first stage being exhibited that it is the first stage of the silo-based
variant of the SS-24 ICBM. Such measurements shall be made in accordance
with the procedures of paragraphs 12 and 16, and subparagraph 14(a), of
Annex J to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the
Data Base Relating to the Treaty.
5. The United States of America shall have the right during such exhibition
to measure the exhibited first stage of the silo-based variant of the
SS-24 ICBM from the lower edge of the nozzle to the upper point of the
forward end dome of the motor case.
6. Upon completion of such exhibition, subparagraph 4(b) of Annex 12
to the Inspection Protocol shall specify, pursuant to paragraph 5 of Annex
12 to the Inspection Protocol, the shorter of the lengths determined in
accordance with paragraph 25 of Section VI of the Inspection Protocol
for either the variant of the SS-24 ICBM for the silo launcher or the
variant of the SS-24 ICBM for the rail-mobile launcher.
7. If such exhibition has not been completed 30 days after the date
of entry into force of the Treaty, subparagraph 4(b) of Annex 12 to the
Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision until
such time as such exhibition is completed and subparagraph 4(b) of Annex
12 to the Inspection Protocol has been revised pursuant to paragraph 6
of this Article:
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8. After completion of such exhibition conducted pursuant to this Agreement,
the Government of Ukraine shall submit to the Embassy of the United States
of America in Kiev a bill for such exhibition in the amount of US $60,000.
The bill shall be prepared in both the English and Russian languages and
shall be denominated in both U.S. dollars and local currency. The bill
shall include the bank and account number to which payment shall be made.
The United States shall pay the amount of US $60,000 no later than 30
days after receipt of such bill.
1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date when the United
States of America, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan,
the Russian Federation, and Ukraine have consented to be bound by this
Agreement, or on the date of entry into force of the Treaty, whichever
is later, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.
2. Signature of this Agreement for the Government of a Party shall express
the consent of that Party to be bound by this Agreement. The consent of
the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation
to be bound by this Agreement shall be expressed by their Governments
in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex l to the Protocol on the Joint
Compliance and Inspection Commission Relating to the Treaty.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective
Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE at Geneva on October 14, 1993, in five copies, each in the English
and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE: