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May 13, 1998

Presidential Determination No. 98-22


                               THE WHITE HOUSE

                        Office of the Press Secretary
                              (Berlin, Germany)

  ________________________________________________________________

  For Immediate Release                               May 13, 1998


                            May 13, 1998




                                   Presidential Determination
                                   No.        98-22








  MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

  SUBJECT:       Sanctions Against India for Detonation of a Nuclear
                 Explosive Device


  In accordance with section 102(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act, I
  hereby determine that India, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a
  nuclear explosive device on May 11, 1998.  The relevant agencies and
  instrumentalities of the United States Government are hereby directed to
  take the necessary actions to impose the sanctions described in section
  102(b)(2) of that Act.

  You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to
  the appropriate committees of the Congress and to arrange for its
  publication in the Federal Register.




                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON




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