JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 44

PHASED ELIMINATION OF ICBMS
FOR MOBILE LAUNCHERS OF ICBMS

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 Procedures Governing the Conversion or Elimination of the Items Subject to the Treaty, hereinafter referred to as the Conversion or Elimination Protocol,

Have agreed as follows:

Article One

The following provision shall be added at the end of paragraph 1 of Section I of the Conversion or Elimination Protocol:

'The Parties may agree, upon request of the possessing Party, on procedures for the phased elimination of existing types and variants of ICBMs for mobile launchers of ICBMs by the elimination in phases of the missile elements subject to elimination for such ICBMs and their launch canisters. Upon such agreement, such elimination shall be carried out in accordance with the procedures provided for in this Section, except as otherwise provided for in such Agreement.'

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 December 11, 2000, 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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