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Title: JCIC-XXXIV: (U) BELARUSIAN OPENING PLENARY

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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIV:  (U) BELARUSIAN OPENING PLENARY 
STATEMENT, JUNE 8, 2009 
 
Classified By:  Jerry A. Taylor, United States Representative 
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission. 
Reasons:  1.4(b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (U) This is JCIC-XXXIV-005. 
 
¶2.  (U) At paragraph 3 below is the official translation of 
the text of the Belarusian Statement that was delivered at 
the Opening Plenary Meeting of the Thirty-fourth Session of 
the START Treaty's Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
(JCIC), held at the Russian Mission on June 8, 2009. 
 
¶3.  (S) Begin text: 
 
                                 Official Translation 
 
                     Statement 
    by the Delegation of the Republic of Belarus 
           at the Plenary Meeting of the 
            Thirty-fourth Session of the 
     Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
 
Geneva                                    June 8, 2009 
 
     Esteemed Mr. Chairman, 
 
     Esteemed Representatives, Heads, and Members of the 
Delegations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian 
Federation, the United States of America, and Ukraine, 
 
     The Delegation of the Republic of Belarus greets its 
START Treaty partners as we begin the work of this latest 
session of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission, 
JCIC-XXXIV. 
 
     At JCIC-XXXIII we witnessed a constructive dialogue 
aimed at resolving issues related to notification and 
inspection activities under the Treaty.  We expect that at 
this session the dialogue will continue in the same positive 
atmosphere, which will make it possible to concretize ways of 
resolving concerns, specifically, on such issues as 
conversion of heavy bombers at Davis-Monthan, Minuteman III 
RVOSI, the status of the Courtland facility, and SS-25 RVOSI. 
 
     We also express our readiness for constructive work on 
issues regarding completion of continuous monitoring at 
Votkinsk and closing POEs. 
 
     At JCIC-XXXIII we began discussing issues related to 
expiration of the START Treaty in accordance with paragraph 2 
of Article XVII of the Treaty.  In this connection, there was 
an important exchange of views concerning the future regime 
for verification of strategic offensive arms after December 
¶2009. 
 
     The Russian Federation and the United States have 
already taken concrete steps in this direction and are 
holding intensive consultations on the future Treaty.  We 
reaffirm our willingness to get involved in this work in a 
very serious manner. 
 
     In light of the approaching START expiration date, we 
believe it is important to discuss the question of adopting a 
document that would reflect the contribution of the Parties 
to implementation of the Treaty and that would confirm the 
existing obligations in connection with the START Treaty, as 
 
well as the commitment to further reduction of strategic 
offensive arms.  This will send a clear signal to the 
international community regarding the Parties' intention to 
preserve the security architecture created by the Treaty and 
to develop key agreements in the area of strategic offensive 
arms. 
 
     We hope that a substantive dialogue at JCIC-XXXIV will 
make it possible to work out acceptable solutions to the 
issues raised for discussion. 
 
     Thank you. 
 
End text. 
 
¶4.  (U) Taylor sends. 
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