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DATE=5/13/98
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-232170
TITLE=BERGER/PAKISTAN (S)
BYLINE=DAVID GOLLUST
DATELINE=BERLIN
CONTENT=
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INTRO:   PRESIDENT CLINTON IS SENDING TWO SENIOR ENVOYS TO 
PAKISTAN TO TRY TO UNDERSCORE HIS APPEALS TO ISLAMABAD TO SHOW 
RESTRAINT IN THE WAKE OF INDIA'S NUCLEAR TESTING. V-O-A'S  
CORRESPONDENT DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS FROM BERLIN WHERE PRESIDENT 
CLINTON IS MEETING GERMAN LEADERS.

TEXT:   MR. CLINTON IS SENDING UNDERSECRETARY OF STATE STROBE 
TALBOTT AND GENERAL ANTHONY ZINNI -- CHIEF OF THE U-S ARMED 
FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND (IN CHARGE OF AMERICAN MILITARY FORCES IN 
THE MIDDLE EAST) -- TO PAKISTAN TO PERSONALLY APPEAL TO THE 
LEADERSHIP THERE FOR RESTRAINT.  U-S OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THAT
PAKISTAN MIGHT TEST ITS OWN NUCLEAR DEVICE IN RESPONSE TO INDIA'S
EXPLOSIONS. 

WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SANDY BERGER SAID PAKISTAN 
CAN TAKE THE HIGH MORAL GROUND -- AND PERHAPS GAIN OUTSIDE AID --
BY NOT RESPONDING:

                     ///BERGER ACTUALITY///

         THE PURPOSE HERE IS TO TRY TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT TO PRIME
         MINISTER (NAWAZ) SHARIF THAT PAKISTAN COULD GAIN A GREAT
         DEAL IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RIGHT NOW IF IT 
         FAILED -- IF IT REFUSED -- TO RESPOND IN KIND.

                          ///END ACT///

MR. BERGER SAID THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY 
OF MORE AID TO PAKISTAN, THOUGH NOTING IT IS ITSELF LIMITED BY 
U-S ANTI-PROLIFERATION LAWS. HE SAID POTENTIAL LOSSES TO INDIA 
FROM THE SANCTIONS ORDERED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON WILL BE IN THE 
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. (SIGNED)



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13-May-98 4:05 PM EDT (2005 UTC)
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Source: Voice of America
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