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09GENEVA1215 2009-12-20 16:43:00 SECRET Mission Geneva
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START FOLLOW-ON NEGOTIATIONS, GENEVA

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/19/2019
TAGS: KACT MARR PARM PREL RS US START
SUBJECT: START FOLLOW-ON NEGOTIATIONS, GENEVA
(SFO-GVA-VII): (U) U.S.-PROPOSED JOINT DRAFT TEXT OF THE
PROTOCOL, DECEMBER 19, 2009 (CABLE 8 OF 12 CABLES)

REF: A. GENEVA 1208 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 1 OF 12 CABLES)

B. GENEVA 1209 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 2 OF 12 CABLES)

C. GENEVA 1210 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 3 OF 12 CABLES)

D. GENEVA 1211 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 4 OF 12 CABLES)

E. GENEVA 1212 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 5 OF 12 CABLES)

F. GENEVA 1213 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 6 OF 12 CABLES)

G. GENEVA 1214 (SFO-GVA-VII-162 CABLE 7 OF 12 CABLES)

Classified By: A/S Rose E. Gottemoeller, United States
START Negotiator. Reasons: 1.4(b) and (d).



1. (U) This is SFO-GVA-VII-162.



2. (S) The text at Paragraph 3 is the working document from
which the U.S.-Proposed Joint Draft Text of the Protocol to
the Treaty Between the United States of America and the
Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and
Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms dated December 19,
2009 will be prepared. It establishes the baseline for the
next round of the negotiations. Because of the length of the
document, text will be sent as separate cables. This is
Cable 8 of 12 cables.



3. (S) Begin text:

Section VI. Notifications Concerning Inspections and
Exhibitions



1. ((5))2 Notification containing the initial lists of
inspectors ((monitors))2 and aircrew members((.))2 ((shall be
submitted no later than 30 days after entry into force.))1
((Such a notification shall include: for each inspector or
aircrew member, first name, patronymic or middle name, and
last name; day, month and year of birth; place of birth
(city, oblast or state and country); as well as passport
number, if available. (FORMAT 16)))2



2. ((1))2 Notification of the standing diplomatic clearance
number for inspection airplanes shall be provided no later
than 30 days after entry into force of the Treaty, for the
period until the end of the current calendar year, and
subsequently no less than 30 days prior to the beginning of
each following calendar year. ((They shall include: the
standing diplomatic clearance number and the calendar year.
(FORMAT 12)))2



3. ((9))2 Notification of an intention to conduct a ((Type
One or Type Two))1 inspection pursuant to paragraphs ((3))1
((TBD))2 of Article XI of the Treaty ((and Section VI and VII
of Part Five in the Protocol to the Treaty,))1 shall be
provided no less than ((16))2 ((72))2 hours in advance of the
estimated time of arrival of the inspection team at the point
of entry from outside the territory of the inspected Party.
((The designation of the inspection site shall be four hours
after the estimated time of arrival. Such notification))1
((The notifications))2 shall include the point of entry, the
((estimated))1 ((date and))2 time of arrival at the point of
entry, and the names and passport numbers of inspectors and
aircrew members. (((FORMAT 20)))2



4. ((Notification of an intention to participate in an
exhibition pursuant to paragraph 5 of Article XI of the
Treaty and Section VIII of Part Five of the Protocol to the


Treaty, shall be provided no less than 72 hours in advance of
the estimated time of arrival of the inspection team at the
point of entry from outside the territory of the exhibiting
Party.))1



5. ((6))2 Notification of amendments to the lists of
inspectors and aircrew members ((.))1 in accordance with Part
Five of the Protocol to the Treaty. ((Said notification may
be sent no more than once in each 30-day period.))1 ((Such
notifications shall include:

(a) the list or lists to which amendments shall be made.

(b) if any inspector, monitor or aircrew member shall
be excluded from the lists, first name, patronymic or middle
name, and last name; day, month and year of birth; place of
birth (city, oblast or state and country) of the excluded
person; as well as passport number, if available; and

(c) for each inspector, monitor or aircrew member to be
included in the lists, first name, patronymic or middle name,
and last name; day, month and year of birth; place of birth
(city, oblast or state and country); as well as passport
number, if available. (FORMAT 17)))2



6. ((7))2 Notification of agreement with or objection to
((each))2 proposed inspector((s))1 or aircrew member((s))1
proposed ((by the other party))2 for inclusion on the lists
provided for in paragraph ((1 or))1 5 of ((this))2 Section
((V of Part FOUR of the Protocol to the Treaty,))1 shall be
provided no ((less))1 ((later))2 than ((20))1 ((30))2 days
after ((receipt of said notification.))1 ((entry into force
of the Treaty or, for subsequent amendments to these lists,
no later than 30 days after receipt of the notification
provided in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Section, or
objection to an inspector, monitor or aircrew member who is
presently on the list of inspectors, monitors or aircrew
members. Such notifications shall include:

a. the appropriate list or lists;

b. for each inspector, monitor and aircrew member,
first name, patronymic or middle name, and last name; day,
month and year of birth; place of birth (city, oblast or
state and country); as well as passport number, when
possible; and

c. for each inspector, monitor or aircrew member,
agreement with or objection to that person. (FORMAT 18)))2



7. ((Notification of objection to inspectors or aircrew
members who are currently on the list of inspectors or
aircrew members.))1



8. Notification containing the agreed list of inspectors and
aircrew members. ((The notification shall include: for each
inspector or aircrew member, first name, patronymic or middle
name, and last name; day, month and year of birth; place of
birth (city, oblast or state and country); as well as
passport number, if available. (FORMAT 19)))2



9. ((2))2 Notification containing flight plan data for an
inspection airplane((.))1 ((shall be provided no less than


six hours in advance of the planned time of departure of such
an airplane from the last airfield prior to its entry into
the airspace of the inspected Party. They shall include: the
point of entry, flight route, and data and time of planned
entry into the airspace of the inspected Party. (FORMAT
13)))2



10. ((3))2 Notification of ((a confirmation of a))2 flight
plan ((approval))1 for an inspection airplane ((shall be
provided by the inspected Party))2 no less than 48 ((three))2
hours ((prior to the initiation of an inspection flight.))1
((in advance of the planned time of departure of such an
airplane from the last airfield prior to its entry into the
airspace of the inspected Party. (FORMAT 14)))2



11. ((Notification, at least five days in advance, of
intention to conduct a special START Follow-on flight.))1



12. ((4))2 Notification of the change to a flight route ((no
later than 24 hours after the change.))1 ((of inspection
airplanes to or from a point of entry established on the
territory of a Party shall be provided by that Party no less
than 30 days prior to the date of implementation of such a
change. They shall include: the point of entry, the changed
flight route and the date of implementation of such a change.
(FORMAT 15)))2



13. ((Notification, no later than 48 hours after the
determination, of the determination of agreed geographic
coordinates of a reference point at a point of entry.



14. Notification, at least 48 hours prior to a change, of
the intention to change a reference point for satellite
system receivers at a point of entry.



15. Notification, no later than five days after a change, of
a change to the boundary of a facility specified on a site
diagram.))1

((10. Notifications of the determination in accordance with
Part Five of this Protocol of agreed geographic coordinates
of a reference point used at a point of entry for operability
checks of satellite system receivers shall be provided by the
inspected Party no later than 30 days after the entry into
force of the Treaty. The notifications shall include the
point of entry, the date of determination of the agreed
geographic coordinates, the agreed geographic coordinates of
each reference point and a physical description of each
reference point. (FORMAT 21)
Comment: The inspected Party shall provide supplementary
messages on changes to the references points used for
operability checks of satellite system receivers.



11. Notification of a change to the boundaries of an
inspection site. Such notification shall be provided after
agreement within the framework of the BCC on changes to the
boundaries of the inspection site. (FORMAT 22)



12. Notification of intent to conduct an exhibition of
strategic offensive arms. Such a notification shall be given
no less than 15 days in advance of the planned date of the
exhibition. The notification shall include the date of the
initiation and location for the exhibition, the point of


entry, type and, if applicable, category or version of
strategic offensive arms subject to exhibition, the
distinguishing features and technical characteristics of new
types of SOA, the results of conversion or elimination of the
first item of a specified type. (FORMAT 23)



13. Notification of agreement to participate in an
exhibition of strategic offensive arms. Such a notification
shall be given no less than 72 hours in advance of the
planned date of the exhibition. The notification shall
include the point of entry, the date and estimated time of
arrival at the point of entry and the names of inspectors and
aircrew members. (FORMAT 24)
Notifications provided by the inspection team leader



14. Notification of designation of type and site of
inspection. The notification shall be provided at the point
of entry no later than the time specified in the notification
in accordance with paragraph 9 of Section VI of this Part.
Such a notification shall be provided no earlier than four
hours and no later than 24 hours after arrival at the point
of entry. (FORMAT 25)



15. Notification of cancellation of inspection. Such a
notification shall be provided at the point of entry or at
the inspection site in those cases, when the inspection may
not be conducted in accordance with Part Five of the Protocol
to the Treaty. (FORMAT 26)


16. Notification of designation of an item intended for
inspection during a Type One Inspection. Such a notification
shall be given at the inspection site after completion of
pre-inspection procedures. (FORMAT 27)))2

Section VII. Notifications Concerning Additional Messages
and the BCC



1. ((Notification of Bilateral Consultative Commission -
request for a meeting.))1

((Notification of convening of a session of the Bilateral
Consultative Commission shall be provided in accordance with
Section II of Part Six of the Protocol to the Treaty. (FORMAT
28)))2



2. ((Notification of Bilateral Consultative Commission -
Reply to Request for a Meeting.))1

((Notification of an answer to a request to convene a session
of the Bilateral Consultative Commission shall be provided in
accordance with Section II of Part Six of the Protocol to the
Treaty. (FORMAT 29)))2



3. Notification of Bilateral Consultative Commission -
Additional information. (((FORMAT 30)))2



4. Notification containing clarification, correction, or
modification of a notification. (((FORMAT 28)))2



5. Notification of an additional treaty message. (((FORMAT
29)))2



6. ((Notification containing a request for clarification of
a notification.))1



((Strategic Offensive Arms of New Types and New Kinds



1. Notification, no less than 48 hours in advance, of the
planned departure from a production facility of the first
prototype ICBM or SLBM.



2. Notification, no later than five days after the decision
has been made, of the basing mode of a new type of ICBM.



3. Notification of a decision to forego deployment of an
ICBM of a new type as an ICBM for mobile launchers of ICBMs,
for a new type of ICBM that had been considered to be an ICBM
for mobile launchers of ICBMs pursuant to a notification
provided in accordance with paragraph 2 of this Section but
that had not been flight-tested from a mobile launcher of
ICBMs, and that such an ICBM is not subject to the provisions
for ICBMs for mobile launchers of ICBMs of the Treaty.



4. Notification, no later than five days after the decision
has been made, that a prototype ICBM or SLBM shall be
considered to be a new type.



5. Notification, no later than five days after the decision
has been made, of the cessation of development of a prototype
ICBM or SLBM of a new type and of the intention not to deploy
such ICBMs or SLBMs.



6. Notification, no less than 48 hours in advance, of the
departure of a mobile launcher of prototype ICBMs from its
production facility.



7. Notification, no later than five days after the exit, of
the exit of the first heavy bomber of a new type from the
shop, plant, or building where its assembly was performed.



8. Notification, no later than five days after the arrival,
of the arrival of the first heavy bomber of a new type, new
category of a type, or new variant of a category and type at
the first air base at which any such heavy bomber has begun
to be based.



9. Notification of exit of first long-range nuclear ALCM of
a new type from a production facility.



10. Notification, no less than six months in advance of the
arrival, of the planned arrival of a nuclear armament of a
new type at the first air base for deployed heavy bombers or
nuclear armaments weapons storage area associated with such
an air base, at which it is to be located.



11. Notification, no less than five days in advance, of
first flight test of a nuclear armament from a bomber of a
type from none of which a nuclear armament has previously
been flight-tested.



12. Notification, no later than 48 hours after, of the
arrival of the first nuclear arm of a new type at the first
air base for heavy bombers.



13. Notification of the development of a new kind of
strategic offensive arm, no later than 30 days after the
first flight test of such an arm, unless issues concerning


such an arm have been raised earlier within the framework of
the Bilateral Consultative Commission.


(( ))1 Proposed by the United States
(( ))2 Proposed by the Russian Federation

End text.



4. (U) Gottemoeller sends.
GRIFFITHS