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Britain / G-8 Summit / Asia Nuclear Arms / Pakistan #179892

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1998
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(London: Ann Compton) The reaction of the G-8 summit to the escalation of the nuclear arms race in India and Pakistan featured; scenes shown of the world leaders in London. [President CLINTON - answers question about sanctions.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - talks about deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott's mission to Pakistan.] Options the administration has in rewarding Pakistan for nuclear restraint cited. The day's journey for Clinton and French Prime Minister Jean Chretien noted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The response of Pakistan introduced.

(Islamabad: Jim Laurie) The likelihood that Pakistan will carry out a nuclear test of its own featured. [Pakistani foreign minister Gohar Ayub KHAN - comments on a test; says the G-8 is divided itself.] Pakistan's view that it is blamed for the wars with India noted. [Pakistan information minister Mushaid HUSSAIN - compares the treatment of Pakistan and India.]

Brown, Aaron;
Compton, Ann;
Laurie, Jim

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