THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                           (New York, New York)
                           For Immediate Release
                             September 6, 2000

                                FACT SHEET

                             U.S.  -  RUSSIAN

                            Implementation Plan

     ?    Discussions of issues related to the threat of proliferation of
missiles and        missile technologies

      The U.S. will brief Russia on the update of the National Intelligence
   Estimate of the ballistic missile threat that has just been completed,
   and Russia will provide its latest assessment.

     ?    Cooperation in the area of Theater Missile Defense

      The United States and Russia agreed to conduct a U.S.-Russian
   planning and simulation exercise in February, 2001 at Colorado Springs,
   Colorado and a U.S.-Russian field training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas
   by late 2001 or early 2002.  Planning meetings for the 2001 exercise
   will continue in Moscow in September and November-December at the Joint
   National Test Facility in Colorado Springs.  Joint TMD exercise expert
   talks will also discuss the possibility of reciprocal invitation of
   observers to actual firings of TMD systems.

     ?    Early warning information

      By the end of this fall, the United States and Russia expect to begin
   preparation of the Moscow site for the Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC)
   and begin renovation of the building that will house the center, as well
   as begin drafting concept of operations and standard operating
   procedures documents.  The United States and Russia intend to commence
   operations at the JDEC in June of 2001, with full operations to begin in
   September 2001.  Regular meetings of working groups under the Joint
   Commission will take place in coming months.

      The United States and Russia have agreed to set as an objective the
   completion of a bilateral agreement on a pre-launch notification system
   for launches of ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles by the APEC
   summit in November, while also reaching agreement on how the system will
   be opened up to the voluntary participation of all interested
   countries.  They will meet to intensify negotiations in September.

     ?    Missile Non-Proliferation measures

      The United States and Russia will work to reach consensus among MTCR
   partners at the October 9-13 Plenary, as well as with other countries,
   on plans for a global missile non-proliferation approach.

     ?    Confidence and transparency-building measures

      Experts will meet this fall to review and approve additional warhead
   safety and security issues for expanded cooperation related to the CTBT.
   Experts will meet before the end of this year to consider expanded
   cooperation in the area of computations, experiments and materials.
   Experts in CTBT monitoring and verification will be scheduled to meet in
   late 2000 or early 2001 to consider expanded cooperation in this area.


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