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01 June 1998

TEXT: PRESIDENTIAL DETERMINATION ON SANCTIONS AGAINST PAKISTAN

(President informs SecState of determination on explosion) (230)



Washington -- President Clinton informed Secretary of State Albright
by memorandum of May 30 that "In accordance with section 102(b)(1) of
the Arms Export Control Act, I hereby determine that Pakistan, a
non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear explosive device on May
28, 1998.


"The relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the United States
Government are hereby directed to take the necessary actions to impose
the sanctions described in section 102(b)(2) of that Act," the
President said.


Following is the White House text:



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THE WHITE HOUSE



Office of the Press Secretary



May 30, 1998



Presidential Determination



No.  98-25



MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE



SUBJECT: Sanctions Against Pakistan for Detonation of a Nuclear
Explosive Device


In accordance with section 102(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, I
hereby determine that Pakistan, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated
a nuclear explosive device on May 28, 1998. The relevant agencies and
instrumentalities of the United States Government are hereby directed
to take the necessary actions to impose the sanctions described in
section 102(b)(2) of that Act.


You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination
to the appropriate committees of the Congress and to arrange for its
publication in the Federal Register.


WILLIAM J. CLINTON



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