PROTOCOL TO THE TREATY BETWEEN THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
ON FURTHER REDUCTION AND LIMITATION OF
STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE ARMS OF JANUARY 3, 1993
The United States of America and the Russian Federation,
Reaffirming their commitment
to the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms,
Desiring to enhance the viability
and effectiveness of the Treaty Between the United States of America and
the Russian Federation on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic
Offensive Arms of January 3, 1993, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty,
Have agreed as follows:
1. In paragraph
1 of Article I of the Treaty the words "seven years after entry into force
of the START Treaty" shall be replaced by the words "no later than December
2. In paragraph
3 of Article I of the Treaty the words "January 1, 2003" shall be replaced
by the words "December 31, 2007".
3. In paragraph
5 of Article I of the Treaty the words "seven years after entry into force
of the START Treaty" shall be replaced by the words "December 31, 2004".
6 of Article I of the Treaty shall be formulated in the following way:
"The Parties may conclude an agreement on a program of assistance
for the purpose of facilitating implementation of the provisions of this
Article, including for the purpose of accelerating such implementation."
In paragraph 1, paragraph
6, and paragraph 9 of Article II of the Treaty the words "January 1, 2003"
shall be replaced in each case by the words "December 31, 2007".
1. This Protocol shall be
subject to ratification and shall enter into force on the date of
exchange of instruments of ratification.
2. This Protocol is an integral
part of the Treaty and shall remain in force for the duration of the Treaty.
DONE at New York City on
September 26, 1997, in two copies, each in the English and Russian languages,
both texts being equally authentic.
|FOR THE UNITED STATES
|FOR THE RUSSIAN