CHANGES TO SECTION I OF THE TELEMETRY PROTOCOL
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 Telemetric Information Relating to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Telemetry Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:
The second sentence of paragraph 3 of Section I of the Telemetry Protocol shall be superseded by the following provision:
"no later than 45 days after its receipt, the party receiving such notification shall provide through diplomatic channels either a statement explaining the reasons for the incompleteness or insufficient quality of the recording of telemetric information or, if possible, new copies of the tapes."
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 July 29, 1998, 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: