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DATE=5/16/98
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-232333
TITLE=CLINTON/INDIA NUKE (S)
BYLINE=DAVID GOLLUST
DATELINE=BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
CONTENT=
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INTRO:  AT THE EIGHT-NATION BIRMINGHAM SUMMIT, PRESIDENT CLINTON 
IS STEPPING UP HIS CRITICISM OF INDIA FOR ITS NUCLEAR TEST 
SERIES. V-O-A'S DAVID GOLLUST REPORTS.

TEXT: MR. CLINTON SAYS INDIA HAS PUT ITSELF AT ODDS WITH THE 
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY WITH ITS
UNJUSTIFIED WEAPONS TESTS.  IN HIS REGULAR SATURDAY RADIO 
MESSAGE, BROADCAST FROM THE EIGHT-NATION SUMMIT, HE SAID INDIA 
CAN HELP REPAIR THE DAMAGE BY JOINING THE COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN 
TREATY:

                    /// CLINTON ACTUALITY ///

         I HOPE INDIA WILL REVERSE COURSE FROM THE DANGEROUS PATH
         IT HAS CHOSEN BY SIGN THE C-T-B-T IMMEDIATELY, AND 
         WITHOUT CONDITIONS. AND INDIA'S NEIGHBORS CAN SET A 
         STRONG EXAMPLE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORLD BY NOT 
         YIELDING TO THE PRESSURE TO FOLLOW INDIA'S EXAMPLE AND 
         CONDUCT THEIR OWN NUCLEAR TESTS. I HOPE THEY WON'T DO 
         THAT.

                          ///END ACT///

THE PRESIDENT IS AWAITING A REPORT FROM DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE
STROBE TALBOTT, WHO IS ENROUTE TO BRITAIN FROM ISLAMABAD  AFTER 
URGING PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF NOT TO RESPOND IN 
KIND TO THE INDIAN TESTS. (SIGNED)

NEB/DAG/TMD/JO

16-May-98 7:41 AM EDT (1141 UTC)
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Source: Voice of America
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