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India and Pakistan / Nuclear Weapons #624260

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 16, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Birmingham, England: David Bloom) The diplomacy involving Pakistan's response to India's testing of nuclear weapons featured. [Pakistani foreign minister Gohar Ayub KHAN - comments.] [National Security Adviser Samuel BERGER - says the era of nuclear testing should be over.] Letter from Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the summit of industrialized nations about Pakistan's position quoted. [Senator Tom HARKIN - offers a solution to prevent an arms escalation.] The issue of President Clinton's resumption of aid to Pakistan noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New Delhi: Ron Allen) The nuclear option in India examined; scenes shown of an anti-nuclear demonstration in New Delhi. [Demonstrator Uma CHAKRAVARTI - opposes bombs.] India's concerns about both Pakistan and China noted. [Foreign Affairs editor Fareed ZAKHARIA, businessman Sandy CHANDRA - explain why India's fears are real and wonder why India has not gotten enough recognition.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Tomorrow's coverage on "Meet the Press" mentioned.

Allen, Ron;
Bloom, David;
Williams, Brian

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