News

May 13, 1998

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:


                               THE WHITE HOUSE

                        Office of the Press Secretary
                              (Berlin, Germany)

  ________________________________________________________________

  For Immediate Release                               May 13, 1998








  TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:


     Pursuant to section 102(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, I am
  hereby reporting that, in accordance with that section, I have determined
  that India, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear explosive
  device on May 11, 1998.  I have further directed the relevant agencies
  and instrumentalities of the United States Government to take the
  necessary actions to impose the sanctions described in section 102(b)(2)
  of that Act.






                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON






  THE WHITE HOUSE,
      May 13, 1998.






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