[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[May 13, 1998]
[Page 748]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Message to the Congress Reporting the Detonation of a Nuclear Device by 
May 13, 1998

To the Congress of the United States:
    Pursuant to section 102(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, I am 
hereby reporting that, in accordance with that section, I have 
determined that India, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear 
explosive device on May 11, 1998. I have further directed the relevant 
agencies and instrumentalities of the United States Government to take 
the necessary actions to impose the sanctions described in section 
102(b)(2) of that Act.

                                                      William J. Clinton

The White House,

May 13, 1998.

Note: The memorandum on sanctions against India is listed in Appendix D 
at the end of this volume.