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Pakistan and India / Nuclear Tests #624491

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 30, 1998
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(Studio: Ann Curry) The reaction of the United States and United Nations to Pakistan's further nuclear testing reported.

(Islamabad: Richard Roth) Pakistan's nuclear test featured; scenes shown from Karachi of the public's response to the bomb. [Pakistani foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmad KHAN - comments.] The hardships ahead for Pakistan due to economic sanctions noted. [On the golf course, banker Syed TAHIR - supports nuclear test.]

(New Delhi: Donatella Lorch) The response in India to Pakistan's test featured; details given of the long dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. [The Indian Express chief editor Shekhar GUPTA - comments on Kashmir.] The view that the nuclear arms race may in fact be a deterrent to nuclear war noted. [US Institution of Peace Patrick CRONIN - comments.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) The reaction of the world's major power to developments in the Asian nuclear standoff featured; details given of the planned meetings to influence the crisis. [US ambassador to the United Nations Bill RICHARDSON - calls the crisis an international problem.] [American Enterprise Institution Michael LEDEEN - says both nations tested despite threats.] Statements from President Clinton outlined on screen. [Council on Foreign Relations Gideon ROSE - says the sanctions on Pakistan will bite.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Coverage of the nuclear standoff on "Meet the Press" noted.

Curry, Ann;
Lorch, Donatella;
Reid, Chip;
Roth, Richard

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