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December 1998 Pakistan Special Weapons News

  • PAKISTAN INDIA RUSSIA Voice of America 24 December 1998 -- PAKISTAN SAYS A NEW MILITARY AGREEMENT SIGNED BY RUSSIA AND INDIA IS A -- DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT -- IN THE REGION.
  • TEXT: US, PAKISTAN REACH AGREEMENT ON F-16 AIRCRAFT 21 December 1998 -- The United States and Pakistan have agreed on a legal and diplomatic solution regarding the F-16 aircraft that Pakistan purchased but which were not delivered due to the imposition of sanctions in 1990 under the Pressler Amendment, the White House press secretary announced December 21.
  • PAKISTAN / U-S Voice of America 19 December 1998 -- PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF SAYS (SATURDAY) A LONG-STANDING DISPUTE WITH THE UNITED STATES OVER THE SALE OF 28 F-16 FIGHTER PLANES HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
  • TRANSCRIPT: ASST. SECRETARY INDERFURTH DISCUSSES PAKISTANI POLICY USIA 11 December 1998 -- Assistant Secretary of State Karl Inderfurth addressed Pakistani journalists via WorldNet television, responding to their questions on Pakistan's economic difficulties, the F-16 fighter problem, US sanctions and the Brownback Amendment, the International Monetary Fund, Kashmir, and non-proliferation issues.
  • JOINT STATEMENT FROM PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES December 4, 1998 -- The President welcomed the Prime Minister?s statement made at the UN General Assembly regarding adherence to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and Pakistan?s decision to participate constructively in the upcoming negotiations at Geneva on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, consistent with its legitimate security interests.
  • TEXT: JOINT STATEMENT FROM PAKISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES USIA 04 December 1998 -- The United States and Pakistan issued a joint statement December 4 in which the two sides "stressed the importance of the longstanding friendship and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the United States" and "reaffirmed their commitment to further improve bilateral relations."
  • CLINTON ENCOURAGED BY DIRECT TALKS BETWEEN INDIA, PAKISTAN By Wendy S. Ross USIA 02 December 1998 -- President Clinton says he is "very encouraged" that the governments of India and Pakistan have resumed their direct conversations.
  • TRANSCRIPT: CLINTON, SHARIF REMARKS DURING PHOTO OP USIA 02 December 1998 -- President Clinton says he is "very encouraged" that India and Pakistan have resumed direct talks on many of the difficult issues that have kept the two nations at bitter odds during the last five decades.
  • TRANSCRIPT: RIEDEL, INDERFURTH BRIEFING ON SHARIF'S MEETINGS USIA 02 December 1998 -- President Clinton "expressed his support for the Prime Minister's decision to adhere to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by September 1999," and "the Prime Minister reaffirmed that commitment, a commitment that he made first at the U.N. General Assembly earlier this fall when he spoke to the General Assembly and when he met with the President at New York," Riedel said.
  • PRESS BRIEFING BY NSC SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS, BRUCE RIEDEL; AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AFFAIRS, KARL INDERFURTH December 2, 1998 - The President and the Prime Minister reviewed the status of the ongoing discussions that we have had with Pakistan since the tests last May. I would not say that major new developments occurred there. This was more a status-taking and discussing where Secretary Talbott and the Foreign Secretary had already brought it.
  • REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN PHOTO OPPORTUNITY WITH PRIME MINISTER SHARIF OF PAKISTAN December 2, 1998 -- As a part of our dialogue on nonproliferation, we have actually lifted a large number of the sanctions that were applied against Pakistan to try to get economic activity going there again. And we will continue to discuss with the Prime Minister what we can do to make further progress.
  • Presidential Determination No. 99-7 December 1, 1998 -- Under section 902 of the India-Pakistan Relief Act of 1998 I hereby waive until October 21, 1999, the sanctions and prohibitions contained in section 101 and 102 of the Arms Export Control Act.
  • PAKISTAN / BHUTTO Voice of America 01 December 1998 -- PAKISTAN'S OPPOSITION LEADER, BENAZIR BHUTTO, IS APPEALING TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO STOP PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF FROM INTRODUCING A SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN PAKISTAN SIMILAR TO WHAT THE TALEBAN HAS INSTALLED IN AFGHANISTAN.
  • TEXT: PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION ON INDIA, PAKISTAN USIA 01 December 1998 -- President Clinton December 1 sent to the Secretary of State a determination waiving until October 21, 1999, sanctions and prohibitions with respect to India and Pakistan.



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