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:
Paragraph 12 of Section XIV of the Inspection Protocol shall be superseded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."
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:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE: