JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 38

AGREEING ON PROCEDURES FOR WEIGHING OR FOR OTHER MEANS
OF DETERMINING THE WEIGHT OF ICBMS OR SLBMS

The Government of the United States of America, The Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the Government of Ukraine,

In accordance with 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,

To improve the viability and effectiveness of 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

Paragraph 12 of Section XIV of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:

"12. Procedures for weighing or for other means of determining the weight of ICBMs or SLBMs shall be agreed within the framework of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission no later than one year after a Party has proposed procedures for weighing or for other means of determining the weight of ICBMs or SLBMs."

Article Two

This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature, and shall remain in force as long as the Treaty remains in force.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.

DONE at Geneva on October30, 1996, in five copies, each in the 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 REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
Andrey Sannikov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Kairtay Zhanbatyrov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
Viktor Trifonov

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE:
Anatoliy Shevtsov


 

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