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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 30, 1998

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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