The Parties, referring to the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the Treaty, understand that, during data update inspections or conversion or elimination inspections, first stages of SS-25 ICBMs that have had their end domes burned out as a result of having had fuel removed by burning the stages without their nozzles attached, may be located at conversion or elimination facilities of ICBMs.
The Parties understand that the photographs of the first stage of an SS-25 ICBM, burned without nozzle attached, and declared data on the length of such a first stage, which were provided to the other Parties by the Russian Federation at JCIC-XXVII, may be used by the inspecting Party during data update inspections or conversion or elimination inspections only for the purpose of confirming this type of ICBM at conversion or elimination facilities of ICBMs.
The Parties understand that the 6.5 meter length of the first stage of the SS-25 ICBM, burned without nozzle attached, declared for such first stages, is the distance between the extreme points of the cylindrical portion of the motor case of that stage, without taking into account protruding elements attached to the motor case.
The Parties understand that no later than five days after entry into force of this Joint Statement, the Russian Federation will provide texts of footnotes specifying the length declared for the first stage of an SS-25 ICBM, burned without nozzle attached, in a notification provided in accordance with paragraph 3 of Section I of the Protocol on Notifications Relating to the Treaty. In this connection, the respective numbers of the footnotes will be superscripted after the first mention of the first stage length for the SS-25 ICBM in subparagraph (a)(i) of Annex F to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Data Base Relating to the Treaty.
The Parties agree that the inspecting Party shall have the right during data update inspections or conversion or elimination inspections to confirm the type of ICBM by external viewing and by measurement of the dimensions of a first stage of an SS-25 ICBM, burned without nozzle attached.