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DATE=5/14/98
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-232230
TITLE=U-N/ INDIA NUKES (L-O)
BYLINE=BARBARA SCHOETZAU
DATELINE=UNITED NATIONS
CONTENT=
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INTRO:  IN NEW YORK (THURSDAY), THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY 
COUNCIL ISSUED A STRONG STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE FIVE NUCLEAR 
TESTS CONDUCTED BY INDIA THIS WEEK.  CORRESPONDENT BARBARA 
SCHOETZAU REPORTS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS.  

TEXT:  THE SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT URGES INDIA TO RECOGNIZE 
THE OVERWHEMING CONCERN OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND 
REFRAIN FROM ANY FURTHER TESTS. 

READING THE STATEMENT, SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT NJUGUNA MAHUGU 
ALSO EXPRESSED CONCERN INDIA IS SETTING OFF A REGIONAL NUCLEAR 
ARMS RACE IN SOUTH ASIA.

                      //// MAHUGU ACT ////

         WITH A VIEW TO PREVENTING AN ESCALATION IN THE ARMS 
         RACE, IN PARTICULAR WITH REGARD TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND 
         AND THEIR DELIVERY SYSTEMS, AND TO PRESERVING PEACE IN 
         THE REGION, THE SECURITY COUNCIL URGES STATES TO 
         EXERCISE MAXIMUM RESTRAINT.

                         /// END ACT ///

THE SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT APPEALS TO INDIA TO SIGN 
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES BANNING THE PROLIFERATION AND TESTING OF 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS.  THE STATEMENT URGES INDIA TO RESOLVE REGIONAL 
TENSIONS THROUGH DIALOGUE, RATHER THAN A MILITARY BUILD-UP.   
(SIGNED)  

NEB/UN/BJS/LSF/RAE

14-May-98 1:53 PM EDT (1753 UTC)
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Source: Voice of America
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