STANDING CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION
FIRST AGREED STATEMENT RELATING TO THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ON THE LIMITATION OF ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEMS ON MAY 26, 1972
In connection with the provisions of the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26, 1972, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty, the Parties to the Treaty have, within the framework of the Standing Consultative Commission, reached agreement on the following:
1. Land-based, sea-based, and air-based interceptor missiles, interceptor missile launchers, and radars, other than anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor missiles, ABM launchers, or ABM radars, respectively, shall be deemed, within the meaning of paragraph (a) of Article VI of the Treaty, not to have been given capabilities to counter strategic ballistic missiles or their elements in flight trajectory and not to have been tested in an ABM mode, if, in the course of testing them separately or in a system:
(a) the velocity of the interceptor missile does not exceed 3 km/sec over any part of its flight trajectory;
(b) the velocity of the ballistic target-missile does not exceed 5 km/sec over any part of its flight trajectory; and
(c) the range of the ballistic target-missile does not exceed 3,500 kilometers.
2. The Parties have additionally agreed on reciprocal implementation of the confidence-building measures set forth in the Agreement on Confidence-Building Measures Related to Systems to Counter Ballistic Missiles Other Than Strategic Ballistic Missiles of September 26, 1997.
3. This Agreed Statement shall enter into force simultaneously with entry into force of the Memorandum of Understanding of September 26, 1997, Relating to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems of May 26, 1972.
DONE at New York City on September 26, 1997, in five copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic.
|FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:
|FOR THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS:
|FOR THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN:
|FOR THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: