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May 30, 1998

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

_______________________________________________________________

For Immediate Release                               May 30, 1998



                    TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
              TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                      AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE



                               May 30, 1998






Dear Mr. Speaker:   (Dear Mr. President:)

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
Pakistan, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear explosive device
on May 28, 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.

                              Sincerely,



                              WILLIAM J. CLINTON



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