JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION AGREEMENT NUMBER 42

CONCURRENT CONTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES
AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING
AT THE VOTKINSK MACHINE BUILDING PLANT
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE START TREATY AND THE INF TREATY

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, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,

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,

Recognizing that the Twenty-second Agreed Statement in the Agreed Statements Annex to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Twenty-second Agreed Statement, requires that certain actions be taken with respect to the Treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the elimination of their intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles of December 8, 1987, hereinafter referred to as the INF Treaty,

Recognizing that the Parties to the INF Treaty have agreed, within the framework of the Special Verification Commission, on measures to implement the Twenty-second Agreed Statement,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

The provisions of Annex 14 to the Inspection Protocol shall be suspended with respect to the settlement of accounts for goods and services provided by the Russian Federation for support of continuous monitoring at the Votkinsk machine building plant, except for paragraphs 3 and 7 of Section I of that Annex, and for goods and services in the categories contained in paragraph 1 (as it pertains to the airport associated with the facility subject to continuous monitoring or monitored facility), paragraph 2 (as it pertains to the airport associated with the facility subject to continuous monitoring or monitored facility, including as it pertains to the escort crew of the inspected party), subparagraph 7(b), paragraph 8, subparagraph 9(b), paragraph 10 (as it pertains to the airport associated with the facility subject to continuous monitoring or monitored facility), paragraph 12 and paragraph 13 of Section II of that Annex.

Article Two

Except as set forth in article one of this agreement, the United States of America shall settle accounts for goods and services provided by the Russian Federation in support of continuous monitoring at the Votkinsk machine building plant in accordance with the INF Treaty.

Article Three

The requirements contained in the Twenty-second Agreed Statement regarding Agreements being reached within the framework of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission shall be considered to have been fulfilled.

Article Four

This Agreement shall enter into force simultaneously with entry into force of Amendment XI to the Memorandum of Agreement Regarding the Implementation of the Verification Provisions of the INF Treaty, of November 9, 1998, and the Agreement on the Application of Specific Administrative and Logistical Provisions for the Conduct of Inspection Activities at the Continuous Monitoring Inspection Site at Votkinsk of November 9, 1998, and shall remain in force until termination of inspections conducted at the Votkinsk machine building plant pursuant to paragraph 6 of Article XI of the INF Treaty.

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

DONE at Geneva on November 9, 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
 
 
 

 

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