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June 1998 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • Pakistan started preparing for N-tests six days after Pokhran II Rediff on the NeT June 30, 1998 - The sixth device, identified only as a ''miniaturised device,'' was exploded in a 36-metre shaft in the nearby Kharan desert on May 30.
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN, June 30, 1998 -- The US Senators Sam Brownback and Charles Robb called on the Prime Minister. They briefed him about US position on sanctions, promotion of non-proliferation and the need to restore peace and stability in South Asia. Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif hoped that the United States will play a leading role to promote talks between Pakistan and India to resolve the grave security crisis in South Asia. Pakistan has welcomed the Chinese and US pledge to maintain peace and security in South Asia and to address causes of tensions including Jammu and Kashmir.
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN, June 30, 1998 -- Intl community failed to address Pak's precarious security situation; Pakistan hopeful Sino-US talks will promote peace and security; UN-SG concerned at prevailing situation in South Asia; US may review sanctions before Clinton's visit; US desires renewed relationship with Pakistan; US Senators urge Pakistan, India to take steps to reduce tension
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, June 29, 1998 -- THE U.S. SENATE SETS UP A SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO REVIEW SANCTIONS AGAINST PAKISTAN AND INDIA. THE 19-MEMBER TASK FORCE WILL PRESENT ITS REPORT BY JULY 15 THIS YEAR. THE SHORT-TERM GOAL OF THE PANEL IS TO EXAMINE WHAT CAN AND SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT THE SANCTIONS ON INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
  • PAK U-S Voice of America 29 June 1998 -- AFTER VISITING INDIA, SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK AND SENATOR CHARLES ROBB HELD EXTENSIVE TALKS WITH PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS DURING A ONE-DAY TRIP TO PAKISTAN.
  • PAK UN Voice of America 28 June 1998 -- U-N SPECIAL ENVOY ALVARO DE SOTO HELD TALKS WITH PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS. PAKISTAN SEES THE MISSION AS PUTTING PRESSURE ON NEW DELHI TO ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION IN RESOLVING THE DISPUTE ABOUT KASHMIR.
  • PAK / JAPAN ANTI-NUCLEAR Voice of America 24 June 1998 -- A SURVIVOR OF THE WORLD'S FIRST NUCLEAR BOMB ATTACK IS IN ISLAMABAD WITH A MESSAGE OF PEACE, FOLLOWING RECENT NUCLEAR TESTS BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
  • PAK / U-S SANCTIONS Voice of America 20 June 1998 -- A PAKISTANI FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SAYS THE U-S ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED AFTER PAKISTAN CARRIED OUT NUCLEAR TESTS ARE UNJUST AND IGNORE THE COUNTRY'S NEED TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST INDIA.
  • PAK NUKES Voice of America 19 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF HAS VISITED THE SITE OF THE COUNTRY'S SIX NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • PAK / U-S SANCTIONS Voice of America 19 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN'S FINANCE MINISTER, SARTAJ AZIZ, SAYS ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE COUNTRY'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.
  • PAKISTAN-INDIA-MISSILES Voice of America 19 June 1998 -- SOME PRIVATE EXPERTS SAY INDIA AND PAKISTAN COULD BE AS LITTLE AS MONTHS AWAY FROM FIELDING NEW GENERATIONS OF MISSILES THAT COULD CARRY NUCLEAR WARHEADS DEEP INTO THEIR ADVERSARIES' TERRITORY.
  • IS THERE AN ISLAMIC BOMB? Voice of America 19 June 1998 -- ONCE PAKISTAN, IN RESPONSE TO INDIA, CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS, THERE WAS WIDESPREAD TALK OF THE FIRST ISLAMIC BOMB.
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN 15-06-1998 : The Prime Minister addressed a large gathering of Pakistanis in Manchester Saturday night. He said |Pakistan's defence is now invincible and the nation must now concentrate on building the economy.
  • Altaf greets Prime Minister on nuclear tests , June 15 (APP): Mothaidda Qaumi Movement,(MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Sunday and congratulated him on his "bold step," to make Pakistan a nuclear power.
  • A nuclear cloud over the Mideast? By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN Jerusalem Post Sunday, June 14, 1998 20 Sivan 5758 -- Israeli military intelligence officials do not believe that Pakistan has transferred nuclear or missile technology to nuclear-wannabe Iran. And they have no proof that the two countries are engaged in any nuclear cooperation. Iran and Pakistan were reported to have signed a secret nuclear pact to give advanced training to Iranian engineers in the field of nuclear energy. Israeli military officials have denied any knowledge of this.
  • PAK NUCLEAR Voice of America 13 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN SAYS THE DECISION BY THE WORLD MOST INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS AND RUSSIA -- A GROUP KNOWN AS THE G-8 -- TO POSTPONE LOANS AS PUNISHMENT FOR THE COUNTRY'S NUCLEAR TESTS IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.
  • Press Statement of the Government of Pakistan on the G-8 Communique issued on 12 June 1998 on the nuclear tests conducted by India and then by Pakistan 13 June 1998 "We have carefully evaluated the G-8 Ministerial Communique issued in London on 12 June 1998. Pakistan welcomes all international efforts, whether by P-5 or G-8 to arrest the deteriorating security situation in South Asia."
  • HIGHLIGHTS OF PM's ADDRESS (12-06-1998) PM secretariat being sold, PM house being converted into a state guesthouse. A women's university to be opened at the former presidential palace in Rawalpindi. All governor houses also being converted into sate guesthouses while provincial state guesthouses will be sold.
  • Press Statement issued on 12 June 1998 on Pakistan's offer for the resumption of talks with India. Pakistan has termed the Indian offer for resumption of talks on June 22 as a traditional gimmickry of Indian diplomacy.
  • PAK BUDGET Voice of America 12 June 1998 -- THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED FRIDAY MEASURES TO COMBAT INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS IMPOSED AGAINST PAKISTAN FOLLOWING ITS RECENT NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • PAK / INDIA Voice of America 12 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN HAS REJECTED INDIA'S LATEST OFFER FOR RENEWED TALKS, CHARGING NEW DELHI WITH SABOTAGING THE PROCESS OF DIALOGUE AFTER BOTH COUNTRIES CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • PAK POL Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN'S PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF HAS ANNOUNCED A PACKAGE OF AUSTERITY MEASURES AND REFORMS -- TO OFFSET THE EFFECT OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON THE COUNTRY AFTER IT CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • PAK NUKES Voice of America 11 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN HAS ANNOUNCED A UNILATERAL MORATORIUM ON NUCLEAR TESTING AND HAS OFFICIALLY OFFERED INDIA A PROPOSAL TO RESUME TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
  • PAKISTAN ANNOUNCES UNILATERAL MORATORIUM ON NUCLEAR TESTING - Pakistan on June 11 in efforts to ensure avoidance of conflict announced a unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing, and emphasized its readiness to engage constructively with India and other members of the International community to formalize this arrangement.
  • PAKISTAN PROPOSES RESULT-ORIENTED DIALOGUE WITH INDIA - Pakistan on June 11 conveyed to India a proposal for the resumption of bilateral dialogue to address Peace and Security and the Jammu and Kashmir issues.
  • Press statement on Pakistan's announcement that the current series of nuclear tests had been completed, issued on 11 June 1998.
  • Press statement on Pakistan's desire to engage constructively in a substantive and result oriented dialogue with India, issued on 11 June 1998.
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION CORPORATION LIMITED 10-06-1998 THE JOINT SITTING OF THE PARLIAMENT APPROVES TWO RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY AND SUSPENSION OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS WITH OVERWHELMING MAJORITY.
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (10-06-1998) Maj.Gen (retd) Muhammad Hayat Khan, President Pakistan Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir (PMLJK) on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations to expedite its efforts to find a suitable solution to Kashmir issue so that looming threats of nuclear conflict may be averted from this region.
  • PAKISTAN PROMISES NOT TO PROVIDE NUCLEAR AID TO IRAN ISRAEL LINE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1998 Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Eliahu Ben-Elissar, and Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Dore Gold, received messages from their Pakistani counterparts promising that Pakistan will not transfer any nuclear knowledge or material to Iran or any Middle Eastern country.
  • PAK KASHMIR PART TWO -- 10 June 1998 -- Voice of America HEAVILY ARMED INDIAN AND PAKISTANI SOLDIERS FREQUENTLY FIRE ARTILLERY, MORTARS AND MACHINE GUNS ACROSS THE LINE OF CONTROL. THERE HAS BEEN NO INCREASE IN CLASHES BETWEEN THE INDIAN AND PAKISTANI ARMIES SINCE BOTH COUNTRIES CONDUCTED NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • PAK KASHMIR PART ONE -- 09 June 1998 -- Voice of America NUCLEAR TESTS BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE REFOCUSING ATTENTION ON THE DISPUTED REGION OF KASHMIR. PAKISTAN SAYS THE DISPUTE SHOULD BE SETTLED BY A PLEBISCITE SPONSORED BY THE UNITED NATIONS, WHILE NEW DELHI ARGUES KASHMIR IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF INDIA.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing June 9, 1998 -- INDIA/PAKISTAN G8 Meeting in London and its purpose Question of a Communiqué/Results of Joint Communiqué Sadaam Hussein's remarks re nuclear testing Countries attending the G-8 Meeting Henry Kissinger's remarks on NPT Steps India/Pakistan should take
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN -- 09 June 1998 -- Pakistan's defence invincible; King Fahd expresses solidarity with Pakistan; Emergency, a constitutional, temporary measure to meet economic and security concerns;
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN - 09 June 1998 -- Pakistan has regretted that the UN Security Council's resolution adopted Saturday does not deal effectively with the urgent and core issue which have endangered peace and security in South Asia.
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION CORPORATION 08-06-1998 -- 1. KING FAHD OF SAUDI ARABIA EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY WITH PAKISTAN DURING MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER, MUHAMMAD NAWAZ SHARIF IN JEDDAH. PARLIAMENT HOLDS FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE RESOLUTION CONCERNING PROCLAMATION OF EMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY. INDIA WANTS EARLIEST POSSIBLE RESUMPTION OF PEACE TALKS WITH ISLAMABAD - SAYS INDIAN PRIME MINISTER ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing -- 08 June 1998 -- INDIA / PAKISTAN Attendees at G-8 Meeting / Indian, Pakistani Reactions to P-5 Communique, UNSC Resolution Pakistani Receipt of M-11s from China
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN -- 08 June 1998 -- UAE President fully supports Pakistan's Nuclear stand; Pakistan has no aggressive designs against anyone; NPT is discriminatory: Nawaz Sharif laments of double standards; Saudi Arabia assures of full support to Pakistan; Balance of power restored in S.Asia; India cannot be trusted for its commitments; Pakistan shocked over UN Security Council resolution.
  • PAK NUKE 07 June 1998 Voice of America -- THE PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON NUCLEAR TESTING IN SOUTH ASIA -- LOPSIDED, UNJUST, AND UNREALISTIC.
  • HOME BROADCASTS - 07 June 1998 -- RADIO PAKISTAN - Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has again called upon India to join Pakistan in avoiding any arms race in the region and resolve the Kashmir dispute on the basis of Kashmiri people's right of self determination. The Prime Minister said Pakistan an utmost restraint-waiting for international community to give a befitting response to the threat posed by Indian nuclear weaponization. He said unfortunately the international community's response was far from satisfactory, giving no chance to Pakistan but to conduct its own tests for safeguarding its sovereignty and integrity.
  • NEWS SUMMARY - 07 June 1998 -- ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN Nuclear capability results of years' hard work; PM for setting aside all differences for nation building; Pakistan will not sign CTBT unilaterally; Int. community must engage itself in dialogue on Kashmir; Emergency imposed to counter serious situation.
  • STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1172 6-6-1998 -- Faced with these ominous developments resulting from India's deliberate and calculated actions to alter the strategic equation, Pakistan was left with no choice but to exercise its nuclear option in its supreme national interest, to restore the strategic balance and to preserve peace.
  • English News Headlines - 06 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN TELEVISION THE PRIME MINISTER SAYS THE SCOPE OF EMERGENCY WILL REMAIN LIMITED TO DEALING WITH THOSE TRYING TO CAUSE ECONOMIC CHAOS. THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN SENATE CHAUDHRY EITZAZ EHSAN WELCOMED THE GOVERNMENT DECISION TO GO NUCLEAR IN RESPONSE TO INDIAN NUCLEAR TESTS AND BELLIGERENT ATTITUDE OF THE INDIAN LEADERSHIP FOLLOWING THE BLASTS.
  • DAILY PRESS SUMMARY - 06 June 1998 -- MINISTRY OF INFORMATION -- The policy of Pakistan about signing the CTBT stands changed. The government has now decided not to conditioned the signing of CTBT with the first signing of the agreement by India. It has decided to sign the CTBT unilaterally due to the attractive incentive offered to it. USA says Pak Army is busy in preparations of short range missile namely "Nermoke"(Khabrain). Foreign Office spokesman has said; Pakistan has rejected as part of dis-information campaign an American report that Pakistan was preparing to test fire one of its short range missiles.
  • HOME BROADCASTS - 06 June 1998 -- RADIO PAKISTAN The National Assembly Friday night passed a resolution affirming determination of Pakistani people to face with steadfastness to situation arising out of the nuclear tests defend national security at all costs, imbibe the concept of self reliance and meet any adversity without compromising the honour and dignity of the proud nation.
  • NEWS SUMMARY - 06 June 1998 -- ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN -- Pakistan, India resolve bilateral problems through dialogue; Bilateral dialogue with Delhi needs to be supplemented by multilateral process;
  • PAK / INDIA 06 June 1998 Voice of America -- PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF HAS CALLED ON HIS INDIAN COUNTERPART -- ATAL BEHARI VAJPAYEE -- TO END THE ARMS RACE IN SOUTH ASIA.
  • PAK NUKES RESPONSE 05 June 1998 Voice of America -- UNLIKE INDIA, PAKISTAN SAYS IT IS SATISFIED WITH THE GENEVA MEETING OF THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS OF THE U-N SECURITY COUNCIL ON THE NUCLEAR STAND-OFF BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
  • English News Headlines - 05 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN TELEVISION The Prime Minister Mr.Mohammad Nawaz Sharif informed the members of parliament that there was great pressure on pakistan and he took the decision to conduct nuclear tests in line with the expectation of people of pakistan. He said the timing of the tests was perfect and results were overwhelmingly successful.
  • DAILY PRESS SUMMARY - 05 June 1998 -- MINISTRY OF INFORMATION The government has decided to make Dr. Qadeer Khan life-long Chairman of the A.Q.Laboratories. Dr. Qadeer Khan says, Pakistan is now capable to defend the Islamic countries; Pakistan will not transfer its nuclear technology; a lot of eye-witnesses know what I did; the real task in the manufacturing of an atomic bomb is the uranium enrichment which is entirely my contribution by the grace of Allah Almighty.
  • US urges India, Pak to 'cool it' - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Pak N-plan got a boost from Reagan - [June 5,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • NEWS SUMMARY - 05 June 1998 -- ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN Reacting to various reports and statements from different quarters including from foreign countries, the Foreign Office has once again clarified that Pakistan's nuclear capability is for its self-defence. "No attempt should, therefore, be made to give it an extraneous context or a religious colouring," a Foreign Office Spokesman said.
  • English News Headlines - 04 June 1998 -- PAKISTAN TELEVISION The prime minister Mr. Mohammad nawaz sharif has said that national consensus which emerged on the eve of pakistan's testing of nuclear devices recently augurs well for the country's future. It is the source of strength for the whole nation.
  • SOUTH ASIA NUKES Voice of America 04 June 1998 -- FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM THE FIVE PERMANENT U-N SECURITY COUNCIL COUNTRIES HAVE GATHERED IN GENEVA TO TRY TO ARRIVE AT AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO NUCLEAR TESTS BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (04-06-1998) Japanese ambassador appreciates PMs perceptions; Detonation of nuke devices, a very painful decision; Pakistan welcomes Clinton's mediation offer; Pakistan not to impose unnecessary restrictions; Pakistan assumes new dimension on world map after nuclear tests; Albright urges Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir dispute; Pakistan formally welcomes Japan's mediation offer.
  • F-16 jet near test site caused panic in Pakistan - [June 4,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • PAK NUCLEAR 04 June 1998 Voice of America -- THE DEBATE IS ON IN PAKISTAN ON WHETHER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IN A BETTER POSITION BY NOT RESPONDING IN KIND TO INDIA AND TESTING ITS OWN NUCLEAR DEVICE.
  • PERM-5 URGE INDIA, PAKISTAN TO ADHERE TO CTBT AND NOT TEST AGAIN 04 June 1998 -- The Foreign Ministers of the five permanent members (P-5) of the U.N. Security Council met June 4 in Geneva to forge a unified strategy in response to nuclear tests conducted by India and then Pakistan in May.
  • TEXT: PERM5 JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON INDIA-PAKISTAN NUCLEAR CRISIS 04 June 1998 (Demand that two countries stop nuclear weapons buildup)
  • THE INDIA-PAKISTAN 'ARMS RACE': 'A GLOBAL DILEMMA' USIA Foreign Media Reaction Report -- 03 June 1998 -- Reports that Pakistan had carried out its own series of nuclear tests last week and over the weekend--following those of India May 11 and 13--unleashed a torrent of editorials from all geographic regions over the past week. Apart from papers from Arab states in the Middle East--most of which welcomed the advent of the first "Islamic bomb"--most commentators indicated that their worst fears had been confirmed: A nuclear "arms race" on the subcontinent had been set in motion.
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION 03-06-1998 -- chinese president jiang zemin says blame for the present tension in the south asian region firmly lies on india. japanese ambassador calls on prime minister to ascertain pakistan's perception of the regional situation before flying back home. prime minister hashimoto calls for a global meeting of experts on nuclear disarmament. kashmir to be discussed by the foreign ministers of five permanent security council members in geneva tomorrow.
  • DAILY PRESS SUMMARY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION (03-06-1998) Farooq Leghari says Pakistan's nuclear programme was never ever under the control of the Prime Ministers but the office of the President, who was also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces.
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN 03-06-1998 -- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan has completed the present series of nuclear tests and he does not see more tests in foreseeable future.
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (03-06-1998) Pakistan had to option but to conduct nuclear tests; Pakistan's nuke to restore strategic balance in South Asia; Dr. Qadeer Khan is pride of nation; Govt to concentrate on all means for self-reliance; Pakistan to welcome third-party mediation on Kashmir; Pakistani nation can face sanctions easily.
  • ALBRIGHT / PAKISTAN-INDIA Voice of America 03 June 1998 -- SECRETARY ALBRIGHT OUTLINED THREE MAIN GOALS OF THE GENEVA FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING: TO MAKE SURE THE SITUATION DOESN'T ESCALATE THROUGH FURTHER TESTING OR DEPLOYMENT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, TO ADDRESS THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF THE LONG DISPUTE BETWEEN THE SOUTH ASIAN NEIGHBORS, AND TO REAFFIRM THAT THE NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION SYSTEM IS STILL VALID.
  • EXPERTS AGREE FURTHER NUCLEAR TESTS SHOULD STOP ON SUBCONTINENT By William B. Reinckens USIA 03 June 1998 -- A panel of South Asian and arms control analysts convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) June 3 agreed on the need for a "cooling-off period" between India and Pakistan
  • CLINTON, ALBRIGHT URGE RESTRAINT BY INDIA, PAKISTAN USIA 03 June 1998 -- By Wendy S. Ross -- President Clinton and Secretary of State Albright have again urged India and Pakistan to stop nuclear testing and work with the international community to resolve their bilateral differences peacefully.
  • CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT CONTINUES DEBATE ON NUCLEAR TESTS IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN 3 June 1998 Press Release DCF/337 (UN Information Service) -- The Conference on Disarmament this afternoon continued its debate on the nuclear tests carried out in India and Pakistan.
  • CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS CALLS FOR INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO STOP THEIR NUCLEAR TESTS AND TO ACCEDE TO NON-PROLIFERATION TREATIES 3 June 1998 Press Release DCF/336 (UN Information Service) -- New Zealand made a statement in the name of 46 members States in which they expressed their alarm and deep concern about the nuclear tests carried out by India and Pakistan. The statement said it was crucial that India and Pakistan announce immediately a cessation to all further testing of those weapons, renounce their nuclear weapons programmes, and sign and ratify, unconditionally, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT June 3, 1998 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary We will be urging India and Pakistan to sign the CTBT now and without conditions to stop producing fissile material and to agree on a process for regional arms control. The NPT will not be amended to accommodate either country.
  • U.S., UK DEFENSE OFFICIALS ON NUCLEAR TESTS USIA 03 June 1998 -- Defense Secretary Cohen says recent nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan have reversed the nuclear non-proliferation trend which has seen the denuclearization of Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa.
  • DoD News Briefing Tuesday, June 2, 1998 - We have seen some reports based on Pakistani press reports about missiles named the Shaheen-1 and the Shaheen-2, but we do not have any evidence that those missiles exist. It may be just a different name for existing missiles, or perhaps a garbled report.
  • SOLANA CONDEMNS TWO FURTHER NUCLEAR TESTS BY PAKISTAN USIA 02 June 1998 -- Javier Solana, secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), condemned the two further nuclear tests carried out by Pakistan May 30,
  • CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT JOINT STATEMENT: INDIA, PAKISTAN USIA 02 June 1998 -- Tensions in the Asia region will only be resolved permanently through constructive dialogue and negotiation, according to member states of the Conference on Disarmament.
  • Statement by Ambassador Munir Akram at the Special Session of the Conference on Disarmament 2 June 1998 -- Pakistan did not instigate or initiate the security crisis in South Asia. We were obliged by security considerations and national considerations to respond to India's provocative nuclear tests.
  • AMB. GREY STATEMENT ON INDIA, PAKISTAN NUCLEAR TESTS USIA 02 June 1998 -- Ambassador Robert Grey, U.S. Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, on June 2 addressed the "serious international security situation created by India's series of nuclear weapons tests, followed by Pakistan's series of nuclear weapon tests" in a statement to the CD.
  • DISARMAMENT - INDIA / PAKISTAN Voice of America 02 June 1998 -- MORE THAN 40 MEMBER NATIONS OF THE U-N DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE HAVE CONDEMNED THE NUCLEAR TESTS CONDUCTED BY INDIA AND PAKISTAN.
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION 02-06-1998 PRESIDENT MOHAMMAD RAFIQ TARAR UNDERSCORES THE NEED FOR SELF RELIANCE IN STRATEGIC AREAS TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION FOLLOWING PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • DAILY PRESS SUMMARY MINISTRY OF INFORMATION (02-06-1998) -- The visiting Iranian Foreign Minister has told reporters that Iran will not endorse international sanctions against Pakistan; Pakistan's nuclear capability will deter Israel. Iran and Libya have offered Pakistan to pay its all the foreign loans in case Pakistan transfers nuclear technology to them.
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN 02-06-1998 -- The Prime Minister Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India to ease tension. He said Islamabad had not abandoned hopes to improve bilateral relations with New Delhi. The Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Kamal Kharazi said his country hoped Pakistan's nuclear capability would be a source of strength for the entire Muslim Ummah.
  • Pak set to test-fire Shaheen - [June 2,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (02-06-1998) Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of country's nuclear programme, said he believed the nuclear bomb is a peace guarantor. "It has given peace to Europe, it has given peace to other places, it will give peace to us." Giving the details of the six nuclear tests carried by Pakistan on Thursday and Saturday, he said, "the first explosion was big. It was of about 35 to 36 kiloton, while the others were smaller", he added.
  • English News Headlines PAKISTAN TELEVISION 01-06-1998 -- IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER KAMAL KHARAZI SAYS, IRAN UNDERSTANDS PAKISTAN'S COMPULSIONS FOR CONDUCTING NUCLEAR TESTS.
  • DAILY PRESS SUMMARY (01-06-1998) Dr, A Q Khan while addressing a press conference in Islamabad has said, Pakistan is technically capable of building a thermo-nuclear device, however, it depends upon the government to give a go- ahead. Washington's UN envoy said that six bombs detonated by Pakistan last week were nuclear devices; "we are reviewing the density of some of those blasts, but they were nuclear were blasts".
  • HOME BROADCASTS RADIO PAKISTAN 01-06-1998 -- The leader of the opposition Ms. Benazir Bhutto has expressed the view that the nuclear test conducted by Pakistan Saturday was unnecessary. Support for the nuclear tests carried out by Pakistan is near universal with 97 percent of Pakistanis supporting the decision while only 3 percent opposed the tests carried out on Thursday. A majority of 61 percent of Pakistanis believed that as a result of Pakistan's nuclear tests, the chances of war with India have diminished.
  • NEWS SUMMARY ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN (01-06-1998) Pakistan, India should start talks to lower high tension; Pakistan can go for a thermonuclear device; Nuclear tests to ensure peace in the region; Pakistan not to conduct any more nuclear tests
  • PAKISTANI-INDIAN NUCLEAR TEST WORRIES Voice of America 01 June 1998 -- U-S NEWSPAPERS ARE CONTINUING TO EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT THE TESTING BY BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN OF NUCLEAR BOMBS, AND THE POSSIBILITY THESE TWO LONG-TIME RIVALS ARE NOW MOVING TO TIP THEIR MISSILES WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS.
  • PAKISTAN-INDIA NUCLEAR Voice of America 01 June 1998 -- FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE FIVE COUNTRIES THAT MAKE UP THE PERMANENT UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ARE TO MEET THIS WEEK IN GENEVA TO CONSIDER URGENTLY HOW TO STABILIZE SOUTH ASIA IN THE WAKE OF NUCLEAR TESTS BY PAKISTAN AND INDIA.
  • PAK NUKES MISSILES Voice of America 01 June 1998 -- A SENIOR PAKISTANI SCIENTIST - SAMAR MOBARIK - SAYS PAKISTAN HAS DEVELOPED THE 700 KILOMETER-RANGE MISSILE SHAHEEN-ONE. HIS TEAM IS ALSO DEVELOPING SHAHEEN-TWO WITH A RANGE OF 2000 KILOMETERS, WHICH HE SAID WOULD BE READY FOR TESTING BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY MIKE MCCURRY June 1, 1998 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary -- MR. MCCURRY: Well, the situation with respect to India and Pakistan is a difficult one, is one that the President has instructed his national security team to pay very close attention to.
  • PAKISTAN'S SENATOR DEFENDS NUCLEAR TESTING USIA 01 June 1998 -- By Rick Marshall -- Akram Zaki, the chairman of Pakistan's Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke at the National Press Club June 1, defending his country's recent nuclear tests, and calling upon the international community to step forward and help India and Pakistan resolve their differences.
  • U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing Monday June 1, l998 -- PAKISTAN/INDIA Purpose of the Meeting/Prevention of Further Escalation in the Region/Ways Countries can Work to Avoid Provocative Steps/Long Term Goals/Understanding Dangers Sanctions/Next Steps/Countries that have Joined the NPT/Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Sanctions and Their Affects/Sanctions as a Tool Against Non-Proliferation START III Negotiations/Progress of Nuclear Disarmament as Result of START III Pakistan's Fears of an Imminent Attack by Israel and India Relationship Between Pakistani Test and the CTBT/Testing of Nuclear Weapons Number of Tests Pakistan Conducted Ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Pakistan's Statement re Further Testing/Calls by USG not to Weaponize Ballistic Missiles or Provoke.
  • STATE DEPT. ON MEETING OF UNSC PERM FIVE ON SOUTH ASIA USIA 01 June 1998 -- State Department Spokesman James Rubin says Secretary Albright will join Foreign Ministers of the UN Security Council's five permanent members to discuss the situation in South Asia on June 4 in Geneva.
  • Pak harps on J&K again - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Farooq warns Pakistan - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Pak claims on tests wrong: George - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Pak's sixth test triggers anger and frustration - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Britain helped Pak in N-bomb: Paper - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times
  • Austerity drive hits Pakistan - [JUNE 1,1998] - The Hindustan Times



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