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Third Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission Under the New START Treaty


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 7, 2012

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The United States and Russian delegations met in Geneva, Switzerland and issued the following statement:

The third session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty was held in Geneva from January 24 to February 7.

The sides continued discussing practical issues related to the implementation of the Treaty and signed agreements on the amount of telemetric information on ICBM and SLBM launches that each party shall provide, and on procedures for conducting demonstrations of recording media and/or telemetric information playback equipment. The sides also agreed on the number of launches of ICBMs and SLBMs, on which an exchange of telemetric information will be carried out in 2012.

For a photograph of the signing, click here

To learn more about the New START Treaty, visit www.state.gov/newstart



PRN: 2012/185

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