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[Senate Treaty Document 114-2]
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114th Congress    }                                  {      Treaty Doc.
                                 SENATE
 1st Session      }                                  {         114-2                                                                  
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  PROTOCOL TO THE TREATY ON A NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE IN CENTRAL ASIA

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

  THE PROTOCOL TO THE TREATY ON A NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE IN CENTRAL 
       ASIA, SIGNED AT NEW YORK ON MAY 6, 2014 (THE ``PROTOCOL'')

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April 27, 2015.--Treaty was read the first time, and together with the 
accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations and 
            ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate

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                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                   The White House, April 27, 2015.
To the Senate of the United States:
    I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the 
Senate to its ratification, the Protocol to the Treaty on a 
Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia, signed at New York on 
May 6, 2014 (the ``Protocol''). I also transmit for the 
information of the Senate the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free 
Zone in Central Asia (the ``Treaty'') to which the Protocol 
relates, and the Department of State's Overview of the 
Protocol, which includes a detailed article-by-article analysis 
of both the Protocol and the Treaty.
    Ratification of the Protocol is in the best interest of the 
United States, as it will enhance U.S. security by furthering 
our objective of preventing the proliferation of nuclear 
weapons, strengthen our relations with the states and the 
people of Central Asia, demonstrate our commitment to the 
decision taken at the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of 
the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear 
Weapons that helped secure that Treaty's indefinite extension, 
and contribute significantly to the continued realization of 
the Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in all its aspects. 
As the Department of State's Overview of the Protocol explains, 
entry into force of the Protocol for the United States would 
require no changes in U.S. law, policy, or practice.
    I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable 
consideration to the Protocol and give its advice and consent 
to its ratification, subject to the statements contained in the 
Department of State's Overview of the Protocol.
                                                      Barack Obama.
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                                                      
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                                       Department of State,
                                     Washington, February 24, 2015.
The President,
The White House.
    The President: I have the honor to submit to you, with a 
view to its transmittal to the Senate for advice and consent to 
ratification, subject to certain statements, the Protocol to 
the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia (the 
``Protocol''), which was signed at New York on May 6, 2014. 
Also enclosed is an Overview of the Protocol, which includes a 
detailed article-by-article analysis of both the Protocol and 
the Treaty to which the Protocol relates.
    The Protocol is consistent with U.S. military practices and 
requires no changes in U.S. law, policy, or practice. 
Ratification of the Protocol by the United States would fully 
support U.S. nonproliferation policy and goals, and would 
demonstrate the seriousness of the U.S. commitment to the 
global nuclear nonproliferation regime. The Protocol is non-
self-executing.
    The Department of Defense and the Department of Energy join 
me in recommending that the Protocol be submitted to the Senate 
as soon as possible for its advice and consent to ratification, 
subject to the recommended statements set forth in the attached 
Overview of the Protocol.
    Respectfully submitted.
                                                     John F. Kerry.
    Enclosure: As stated.
    
    
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