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13114 Jordan - Agreement Concerning the Transfer of US Government Granted or Sold Defense Articles or Related Training or Other Defense Services to Jordan


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13114

 

 

DEFENSE

 

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and JORDAN

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Amman August 13 and 27, 2000

 

 

 


 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

JORDAN

Defense

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Amman August 13 and 27, 2000;
Entered into force August 27, 2000.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Note No. 898
The Embassy of the United States of America
presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and has the
honor to refer to the provisions of United States law
that require the Government of the United States, prior
to consenting to another country to transfer United
States Government granted or sold defense articles or
related training or other defense services to the
Government of Jordan, to obtain from the Government of
Jordan the assurances in paragraphs A and B below (end-
use, retransfer and security assurances):
(A) The Government of Jordan understands that in
keeping with United States laws and regulations, the
United States Government may consent to this transfer
only upon being furnished with assurances from the
Government of Jordan that it will not retransfer by any
means such defense articles or related training or other
defense service to any other country, international
organization or person not an officer, employee, or
agent of the Government of Jordan without first
obtaining the written consent of the United States
Government; that it will maintain the security of such
defense articles or related training or other defense
service; and that such defense articles or related
training or other defense service will be used only for
the purposes for which military equipment transfers may
be made by the United States.
(B) In accordance with the foregoing, the
Government of Jordan hereby gives its assurances that it
will not transfer such defense articles or related
training or other defense service by sale, lease,
release, assignment, loan, conveyance or any other means
to another government, international organization or
person not an officer, employee, or agent of the
Government of Jordan without first obtaining the written
consent of the United States Government; that it will
maintain the security of such defense articles or
related training or other defense service and will
provide substantially the same degree of security
protection afforded to such articles by the United
States Government; and that the Government of Jordan
will use these defense articles or related training or
other defense service solely for internal security, for
legitimate self defense, for participation in regional
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or collective arrangements or for measures consistent
with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Ministry's reply stating that the foregoing is
acceptable to the Government of Jordan shall together
with this note constitute an agreement between the two
governments to be effective upon the date of the
Ministry's reply. Specific requirements regarding the
security of classified national security information
shall be set forth in security of information agreements
between the parties.
The Embassy of the United States of America takes
this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs the assurances of its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America
Amman, August 13, 2000.
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Ref.: Meem Kaf 3/21/768
Date: August 28, 2000
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United
States of America and refers to the Embassy's Note No. 898,
dated August 13, 2000 regarding transferring United States
Government granted or sold defense articles or related
training or other defense services to the Government of
Jordan. The Ministry is honored to inform the Embassy the
following:
1. The Government of Jordan understands that in keeping
with the American Laws and regulations, the American
Government will consent to this transfer upon being
furnished with assurances from the Government of Jordan
that it will not transfer such defense articles or
related training or other defense services to any other
country, international organization or person not an
officer, employee, or agent of the government of Jordan
without first obtaining the written consent of the United
States Government, that it will maintain the security
of such defense articles or related training or other
defense services, and that it will be used only for the
purposes for which military equipment transfers may be
made by the United States.
2. In accordance with the foregoing, the Government of
Jordan hereby gives its assurances that it will not
transfer such defense articles or related training or
other defense services by sale, lease, release,
assignment, loan, conveyance or any other means to
another government, international organization or person
not an officer, employee, or agent of the government of
Jordan without first obtaining the written consent of the
United States Government, that it will maintain the
security of such defense articles or related training or
other defense service and will provide substantially the
same degree of security protection afforded to such
articles by the United States Government; and that the
Government of Jordan will use these defense articles or
related training or other defense service for internal
security, for legitimate self defense, for participation
in regional or collective arrangements or for measures
consistent with the charter of the United Nations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan's reply stating that the foregoing is acceptable to
the government of Jordan shall together with the United
States Embassy's Dip. Note No. 898 dated August 13, 2000
constitute an agreement between the two governments to be
effective upon the date of this reply note which is August
27, 2000.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes this opportunity
to renew to the Embassy its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America/Amman
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