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DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING

BRIEFER: NICHOLAS BURNS FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1997

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Q: China: Today's Washington Times reported that China also is helping
Iran for nuclear and biological weapons stockpile. Do you have any
reaction on this subject?

BURNS: I think you know there was Congressional testimony yesterday by
Bob Einhorn, our Deputy Assistant Secretary. He spoke, I thought, very
squarely to this issue. We have raised many times over with the
Chinese Government our concerns about Chinese Government activity.

As you know, in some cases we have even brought sanctions to bear on
entities associated with the Chinese Government. We watch this issue
very, very carefully.