JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 16

EXHIBITION OF THE RS-12M ICBM, VARIANT 2, FOR SILO LAUNCHER

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,

Recognizing the advantages of providing the opportunity, prior to the commencement of baseline data inspections, to conduct exhibitions and inspections for the purposes provided for in paragraph 11 of Article XI of the Treaty, in accordance with the procedures provided for in the Protocol on Inspections and Continuous Monitoring Activities Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Inspection Protocol,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

1. The Russian Federation shall conduct an exhibition, as provided for in paragraph 11 of Article XI of the Treaty, of the missile, declared by it on October 18, 1993, to be a variant of the existing type of the RS-12M ICBM, hereinafter referred to as the RS-12M ICBM, Variant 2. The Russian Federation declares its intention to deploy initially the RS-12M ICBMs, Variant 2, in silo launchers.

2. During the exhibition conducted pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article, the United States of America shall be permitted to conduct an inspection as provided for in paragraph 11 of Article XI of the Treaty. The inspection team conducting such inspection shall include no more than 15 inspectors.

3. The exhibition conducted pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in Articles I, III, IV, V, and VI of the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Early Exhibitions of Strategic Offensive Arms Relating to the Treaty. The date of such exhibition shall be agreed upon through diplomatic channels.

4. Except as provided for in this Agreement, the exhibition and inspection conducted pursuant to paragraphs l and 2 of this Article shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures provided for in 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 such exhibition and such inspection.

5. No less than 15 days prior to the exhibition conducted pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article, the Russian Federation shall provide, through diplomatic channels, a notification concerning the RS-12M ICBM, Variant 2, containing information provided for in paragraph 3 of Section I of the Protocol on Notifications Relating to the Treaty.

6. If as a result of the exhibition conducted pursuant to paragraph l of this Article, the purpose of technical characteristics exhibitions is met concerning data provided by the Russian Federation for the RS-12M ICBM, Variant 2, the technical characteristics exhibition otherwise required to be conducted in accordance with paragraph 1 of Section XIV of the Inspection Protocol shall not subsequently be required. Technical characteristics exhibitions during the time period set forth in paragraph l of Section XIV of the Inspection Protocol shall be required only concerning data on characteristics that have not been demonstrated in accordance with paragraph l of this Article.

7. Upon completion of the exhibition conducted pursuant to paragraph l of this Article, based on the results of the measurements made during the exhibition, changes or additions shall be made, as appropriate, to:

    (a) The size criteria contained in Annex 12 to the Inspection Protocol; and

    (b) The data contained in the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Data Base Relating to the Treaty.

Article Two

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 and shall terminate upon completion of the exhibition provided for herein. The termination of this Agreement shall not prejudice the validity of the information obtained as a result of such exhibition and such inspection, and contained in the inspection report, for the exercise of the rights of the Parties and the fulfillment of the obligations of the Parties under the Treaty after its entry into 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 Ukraine to be bound by this Agreement shall be expressed by their Governments in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex 1 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 November 4, 1993, in five copies, each in English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
Steven Steiner

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Mikhail Strel'tsov

 

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