the Secretary of State of the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security sits, unless such official designates the Assistant Secretary to attend in his stead.

  1. NATIONAL SECURITY LIMITATION –

  1. The President may waive the provisions of subparagraph (A) if inclusion of the Assistant Secretary would not be in the national security interests of the United States.

  2. With respect to an interagency group or organization, or meeting thereof, working with exceptionally sensitive information contained in compartments under the control of the Director of Central Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, or the Secretary of Energy, such Director or Secretary, as the case may be, may waive the provision of subparagraph (A) if inclusion of the Assistant Secretary would not be in the national security interests of the United States.

  3. Any waiver of participation under clause (i) or (ii) shall be transmitted in writing to the appropriate committees of Congress.

  1. RELATIONSHIP TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY – The Assistant Secretary shall be the principal liaison between the policy community and the intelligence community on verification and compliance matters.



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