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Accidents Measures Agreement

The Agreement on Measures To Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War provides that for urgent communication "in situations requiring prompt clarification" the "Hot Line" will be used.

The Accidents Measures Agreement was signed in Washington on September 30, 1971, and came into force on that date. The duration of the agreement is not limited, and the parties undertake to consult on questions that may arise and to discuss possible amendments aimed at further reduction of risks.

Primary documents, including treaty text and associated memoranda, statements and other related material, as well as official factsheets, announcements, briefings speeches and other related material.

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