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Pakistan / Nuclear Tests #381753

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 28, 1998
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(Los Angeles: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Successful nuclear tests in Pakistan featured; indications from spy satellites that more tests are coming mentioned; scenes shown in Pakistan of missiles and celebrations, and in India of the Parliament. [Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz SHARIF - announces test results.] [Pakistani Ambassador to the United States Riaz KHOKHAR - explains why Pakistan tested the weapons, denies that Pakistan has armed missiles.] [Former Pentagon official Henry SOKOLSKY - says India and Pakistan could deploy nuclear weapons within weeks if war broke out.]

(Los Angeles: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) White House reaction to Pakistani nuclear tests reported; late-night telephone calls from President Clinton to Pakistani leaders mentioned; economic sanctions imposed; map shown of India and Pakistan. [CLINTON - says Pakistan lost a lot of opportunities and the Indian subcontinent is repeating worst mistakes of 20th century.] [Deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT - does not think an arms race is inevitable.]

Martin, David;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan

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