News



DATE=5/4/98
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-230673
TITLE=PAK SANCTIONS (L)
BYLINE=SARAH HORNER
DATELINE=ISLAMABAD
CONTENT=
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INTRO: THE UNITED STATES HAS ANNOUNCED SANCTIONS AGAINST A 
RESEARCH INSTITUTE IN PAKISTAN FOR WHAT IT CALLS ENGAGING IN AN 
ILLEGAL TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY WITH A COMPANY IN NORTH KOREA. 
SARAH HORNER HAS THE DETAILS.

TEXT: THE UNITED STATES SPOKESMAN IN THE PAKISTANI CAPITAL, 
ISLAMABAD, TOLD V-O-A SANCTIONS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED AGAINST THE 
PAKISTANI-BASED KHAN RESEARCH LABORATORIES.

THE SPOKESMAN -- WHO DID NOT WANT TO BE NAMED -- SAYS THE U-S 
GOVERNMENT HAS DETERMINED THAT KHAN RESEARCH LABORATORIES HAS 
ENGAGED IN THE ILLEGAL TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY WITH THE NORTH 
KOREA MINING DEVLOPMENT TRADING CORPORATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE TRANSFER VIOLATES ARMS CONTROL ACTS IN THE
UNITED STATES RELATING TO MISSILE TECHNOLOGY AND HAS INVOKED THE 
IMPOSITION OF CATEGORY ONE SANCTIONS OF THE MISSILE TECHNOLOGY 
CONTROL REGIME.

THE SANCTIONS MEAN FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS NO U-S GOVERNMENT 
AGENCY OR U-S-BASED COMPANY CAN TRADE WITH KHAN RESEARCH  
LABORATORIES OR THE NORTH KOREA MINING DEVELOPMENT TRADING 
CORPORATION.

THE SANCTIONS ALSO MEAN NO PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY EITHER OF THE  
ORGANISATIONS CAN BE IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NEXT
TWO YEARS. 

THE U-S GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THERE ARE EXISTING SANCTIONS  
AGAINST THE PAKISTANI INSTITUTE.  PREVIOUSLY, ANY U-S BODY 
WISHING  TO TRADE WITH IT HAD TO OBTAIN A LICENSE FROM THE U-S 
COMMERCE DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE SANCTIONS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH 
PAKISTAN'S RECENT TESTING OF ITS MEDIUM-RANGE "GHAURI" MISSILE.

ONE WEEK AGO, PAKISTAN FOREIGN MINISTER GOHAR AYUB KHAN -- WHO 
RESIGNED SATURDAY --  SAID THE UNITED STATES MAY IMPOSE 
SANCTIONS.

MR KHAN SAID THE PAKISTAN GOVERNMENT HAD CONCLUDED THE TEST  
FIRING OF THE "GHAURI" MISSILE WAS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE 
COUNTRY'S RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. HE SAID THE UNITED 
STATES HAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST PAKISTAN FOR MANY YEARS, BUT HE 
SAID PAKISTAN WOULD NOT LET ITSELF BE DICTATED TO.

THE FOREIGN MINISTER SAID THE UNITED STATES HAS  DOUBLE STANDARDS
OVER WEAPONS CONTROL. HE SAID PAKISTAN HAS  REPEATEDLY ASKED THE 
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO DENOUNCE INDIA FOR ITS ALLEGED NUCLEAR
WEAPONS PROGRAM. 

INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE FOUGHT THREE WARS DURING THE PAST 50  
YEARS -- TWO OF THEM OVER THE DISPUTED HIMALYAN REGION OF 
KASHMIR. (SIGNED)

NEB/SLH/KL

04-May-98 12:18 PM EDT (1618 UTC)
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Source: Voice of America
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