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THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
                           (Berlin, Germany)
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For Immediate Release                                       May 13, 1998

May 13, 1998

                       Presidential Determination
                                No. 98-22

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Sanctions Against India for Detonation of a Nuclear

Explosive Device

In accordance with section 102(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act, I hereby determine that India, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear explosive device on May 11, 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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