[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[May 30, 1998]
[Page 855]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Letter to Congressional Leaders Reporting the Detonation of a Nuclear 
Device by Pakistan
May 30, 1998

Dear Mr. Speaker:  (Dear Mr. President:)
    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 Pakistan, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a 
nuclear explosive device on May 28, 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

Note: Identical letters were sent to Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House 
of Representatives, and Albert Gore, Jr., President of the Senate. The 
memorandum on sanctions against Pakistan is listed in Appendix D at the 
end of this volume.