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Cablegate: Start Follow-On Negotiations, Geneva (Sfo-Gva-Vi):

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SUBJECT: START FOLLOW-ON NEGOTIATIONS, GENEVA (SFO-GVA-VI):
LETTERS PROVIDED TO JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION
COMMISSION REPRESENTATIVES OF BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, AND
UKRAINE ON JCIC AGREEMENT 56

REF: GENEVA 0915 (SFO-GVA-VI-005)

1. This is SFO-GVA-VI-006.

2. On October 20, representatives of the United States and
the Russian Federation signed Joint Compliance and Inspection
Commission Agreement Number 56 regarding Principles and
Procedures for Completion of Continuous Monitoring Activities
at Votkinsk (REFTEL). The text of the Agreement was provided
to the Missions of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of
Kazakhstan, and Ukraine in Geneva, together with a letter
indicating that JCIC Agreement Number 56 was not signed by a
Representative of their Government, and that the consent to
be bound by this Agreement by the Republic of Belarus, the
Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ukraine shall be expressed by
their Governments in accordance with paragraph 6 of Annex 1
to the Protocol on the Joint Compliance and Inspection
Commission. The Representatives were also requested to
ensure that the letter and the Agreement be provided to their
Capitals as soon as possible. Paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 below
contain the texts of the signed letters that were provided to
Representatives of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

3. Begin text (Letter to the Republic of Belarus):

Geneva, Switzerland
October 20, 2009

Representative of the Republic of Belarus
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission

Dear Mr. Representative:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of
America, I have the honor to provie to you, pursuant to
Paragraph 6 of Annex 1 to he Protocol on the Joint
Compliance and Inspectin Commission Relating to the Treaty
Between the nited States of America and the Union of Soviet
Scialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation f
Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, thetext of the
following agreement that was not siged for your Government:

JOINT COMPLIACE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 56
RELATING TO HE TREATY BETWEEN
THE UNITED STATS OF AMERICA AND
THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
ON THE REDUCTION AND LIMITATION
OF STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE ARMS
OF JULY 31, 1991

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
FOR COMPLETION OF CNTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES
AT TE MONITORED FACILITY AT VOTKINSK

Mr. Representative, please accept the renewed
assurances of my highest consideration.

Sincerely,

SIGNED
Jerry A. Taylor

Representative of the
United States of America to
the Joint Compliance and
Inspection Commission

End text.

4. Begin text (Letter to the Republic of Kazakhstan):

Geneva, Switzerland
October 20, 2009

Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission

Dear Mr. Representative:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of
America, I have the honor to provide to you, pursuant to
Paragraph 6 of Annex 1 to the Protocol on the Joint
Compliance and Inspection Commission 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, the text of the
following agreement that was not signed for your Government:

JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 56
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

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
FOR COMPLETION OF CONTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES
AT THE MONITORED FACILITY AT VOTKINSK

Mr. Representative, please accept the renewed assurances
of my highest consideration.

Sincerely,

SIGNED
Jerry A. Taylor
Representative of the
United States of America to
the Joint Compliance and
Inspection Commission

End text.

5. Begin text (Letter to Ukraine):

Geneva, Switzerland
October 20, 2009

Ambassador Oleksander Nykonenko
Representative of Ukraine to the
Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission

Dear Ambassador Nykonenko:

On behalf of the Government of the United States of
America, I have the honor to provide to you, pursuant to
Paragraph 6 of Annex 1 to the Protocol on the Joint
Compliance and Inspection Commission 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, the text of the
following agreement that was not signed for your Government:

JOINT COMPLIANCE AND INSPECTION COMMISSION
AGREEMENT NUMBER 56
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

PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
FOR COMPLETION OF CONTINUOUS MONITORING ACTIVITIES
AT THE MONITORED FACILITY AT VOTKINSK

Ambassador Nykonenko, please accept the renewed
assurances of my highest consideration.

Sincerely,

SIGNED
Jerry A. Taylor
Representative of the
United States of America to
the Joint Compliance and
Inspection Commission

End text.

6. Gottemoeller sends.
GRIFFITHS

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