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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXII: DOCUMENTS COMPLETED ON SS-24 SRM
ELIMINATION, JULY 24, 2008

1. (U) This is JCIC-XXXII-019.

2. The texts at paragraphs 3 and 4 below are JCIC Agreement
Number 55 on "Changes to Section I of the Conversion or
Elimination Protocol Regarding the Elimination Process for
ICBMs for Mobile Launchers of ICBMs" and JCIC Joint
Statement 40 "On the Elimination of SS-24 ICBM Solid Rocket
Motor Cases Located in Ukraine." The agreement was signed
and the Joint Statement was initialed at the closing plenary
meeting of JCIC-XXXII on July 24, 2008 at the Russian Mission.

3. Begin text (Agreement Number 55):

JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 55
RELATING TO 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

CHANGES TO SECTION I OF THE CONVERSION OR ELIMINATION
PROTOCOL REGARDING THE ELIMINATION PROCESS FOR 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, 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 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

Subparagraph 4(b) of Section I of the Conversion or
Elimination Protocol shall be superseded by the following
provision:

"(b) Rocket motor nozzles and cases, as well as the
interstage skirts of a missile remaining after completion of
the procedures provided for in subparagraphs 2(c), 2(d), and
4(a) of this Section, or after the completion of static
testing provided for in paragraph 3 of Section VII of this
Protocol, shall be crushed, flattened, cut into two pieces of
approximately equal size, or destroyed by explosion, or, if
the Parties so agree, rocket motor cases remaining after
removal of propellant by processes of washing out the
propellant and the subsequent burning out of residual
propellant may be eliminated by the drilling of holes through
the cylindrical portion of such rocket motor cases in
accordance with agreed procedures; and".

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 July 24, 2008, in five copies, each in
the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally
authentic.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
(signed--J. Taylor)
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
(signed--V. Kolesnik)
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
(signed--A. Akhmetalin)
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
(signed--C. Koshelev
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE
(signed--V. Belashov)

End text.

4. Begin text (Joint Statement Number 40):

Geneva, Switzerland
July 24, 2008

JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
JOINT STATEMENT NUMBER 40

ON THE ELIMINATION OF SS-24 ICBM SOLID ROCKET MOTOR CASES
LOCATED IN UKRAINE

The Parties, referring to 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,
pursuant to paragraph 1 of Section I 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:

With respect to subparagraph 4(b) of Section I of the
Conversion or Elimination Protocol, for SS-24 ICBMs located
in Ukraine, the elimination of SS-24 ICBM rocket motor cases
remaining after removal of propellant by processes of washing
out the propellant and the subsequent burning out of residual
propellant in each case may be carried out through the
drilling of a total of four holes, each no less than 80mm in
diameter, through the cylindrical portion near the bottom of
each such motor case. Such holes shall be positioned in two
diametrically opposite groups, each consisting of two closely
spaced holes in one cross section.

JT (United States of America)
BV (Republic of Belarus)
AA (Republic of Kazakhstan)
KC (Russian Federation)
BV (Ukraine)

End text.

5. Taylor sends.
TICHENOR


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