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Paris protocols amending the Brussels Treaty and establishing the Western European Union, October 23, 1954,   pp. 124-141 PDF (6.2 MB)

Page 132

The 'Council of Western European Union may vary the list in
Annex IV by unanimous decision.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the above-mentioned Plenipotentiaries have
signed the present Protocol, being one of the Protocols listed in Article
I of the Protocol Modifying and Completing the Treaty and have
affixed thereto their seals.
Done at Paris on the 23d date of October 1954 in two texts, in the
English and French languages, each text being equally authoritative,
in a single copy, which shall remain depsited in the archives of the
Belgian Government and of which certified copies shall be transmitted
by that Government to each of the other Signatories.
For Belgium:
[L.s.] P.-H. SPAAK.
For France:
For the Federal Republic of Germany:
For Italy:
For Luxembourg:
[L.S.] Jos. BECH.
For the Netherlands:
[L.S.] J. W. BEYEN.
For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The Federal Chancellor declares:
that the Federal Republic undertakes not to manufacture in
its territory any atomic weapons, chemical weapons or biological
weapons, as detailed in paragraphs I, II, and III of the attached
list; 1
that it undertakes further not to manufacture in its territory
such weapons as those detailed in paragraphs IV, V, and VI of
the attathed list.2 Any amendment to or cancellation of the
substance of paragraphs IV, V, and VI can, on the request of the
Federal Republic, be carried out by a resolution of the Brussels
Council of Ministers by a two-thirds majority, if in accordance
with the needs of the armed forces a request is made by the
competent Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty
that the Federal Republic agrees to supervision by the com-
petent authority of the Brussels Treaty Organization to ensure
that these undertakings are observed.
This list comprises the weapons defined in paragraphs I to III and
the factories earmarked solely for their production. All apparatus,
i Reprduced in: Annex II.
2 Reproduced in Annex III.

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