[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. Sincerely, 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.