Current as of: May 20, 1996
Created January 1993

THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA DECLASSIFY FIVE AGREEMENTS
FROM THE STANDING CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION

During recent meetings of the Standing Consultative Commission (SCC), representatives from the US and Russia agreed on a US proposal, originally made during August 1991, to declassify and release to the public five agreements negotiated in the SCC.

Four of the agreements are related to the 1972 Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems (ABM Treaty). The fifth document relates to the 1971 Agreement on Measures to Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War Between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Administration remains committed to its goal of declassifying agreements such as those listed below and to enhancing the public's general understanding of arms control.

Copies of the five documents, described below, are available from the Office of Public Affairs.




LIST OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION WITHIN THE STANDING CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION THAT MAY BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC:

1. Protocol on Procedures Governing the Replacement, Dismantling or Destruction, and Notification Thereof, For ABM Systems and Their Components (July 3, 1974)

2. Supplementary Protocol to the Protocol on Procedures Governing the Replacement, Dismantling or Destruction, and Notification Thereof, For ABM Systems and Their Components of July 3, 1974 (October 28, 1976), (Including the Integral Agreed Statement Regarding Section III, Paragraph 5)

LIST OF AGREEMENTS

1. Protocol on Procedures Governing the Replacement, Dismantling or Destruction, and Notification Thereof, for ABM Systems and Their Components (July 3, 1974)

2. Supplementary Protocol to the Protocol on Procedures Governing the Replacement, Dismantling or Destruction, and Notification Thereof, For ABM Systems and Their Components of July 3, 1974 (October 28, 1976), (Including the Integral Agreed Statement Regarding Section III, Paragraph 5)

3. Agreed Statement Regarding Certain Provisions of Articles II, IV, and VI 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, and the Utilization of Air Defense Radars at the Test Ranges Referred to in Article IV of that Treaty (November 1, 1978), (Including the Integral Commissioners' Identical Conformed Statements Read at the Signing of the Agreed Statement)

4. Common Understanding Related to Paragraph 2 of Section III of the Agreed Statement of November 1, 1978, Regarding Certain Provisions of Articles II, IV and VI of the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems on May 26, 1972, and the Utilization of Air Defense Radars at the Test Ranges Referred to in Article IV of that Treaty (June 6, 1985)

5. Common Understanding Related to Articles 2 and 5 of the Agreement on Measures to Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of September 30, 1971 (June 14, 1985)