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                                                   Jerusalem, 18 June 1998

ISRAEL DENIES COOPERATION IN INDIAN NUCLEAR TESTS
(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

In response to journalists' questions on the interview by Ms. Orly
Azulai-Katz with the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Israel absolutely
denies any cooperation in the Indian nuclear test.

Israel has always aspired to establish diplomatic relations with every
country, regardless of religion, geographic location or political
affiliation.

For Israel, the fact that Pakistan is a Muslim state does not constitute
any obstacle for the establishment of diplomatic relations. When Pakistan
will agree, it will find Israel ready.

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