Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
April 11, 2011


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Geneva, Switzerland

April 8, 2011

Bilateral Consultative Commission

Joint Statement Number 2

On the Use of Equipment for Photography During

Type One Inspections


The Delegation of the United States of America to the Bilateral Consultative Commission and the Delegation of the Russian Federation to the Bilateral Consultative Commission.

Acting in accordance with the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of April 8, 2010, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,

Have reached the following mutual understanding:

In the event questions and ambiguities relating to an object or building located within an inspection site are not resolved during Type One inspections, the inspecting Party should not request photographs during inspection procedures for reentry vehicles emplaced on deployed ICBMs and deployed SLBMs, conducted in accordance with Section II of Part Six of the Annex on Inspection Activities to the Protocol to the Treaty.

In the event questions and ambiguities relating to an object or building located within an inspection site are not resolved during Type One inspections, the inspecting Party should not request photographs during inspection procedures for deployed heavy bombers, conducted in accordance with Section VI of Part Six of the Annex on Inspection Activities to the Protocol to the Treaty.

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By the Commissioner of

the United States of America to

the Bilateral Consultative

Commission:

John M. Ordway

By the Commissioner of

the Russian Federation to

the Bilateral Consultative

Commission:

Sergey Koshelev