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  • President Clinton issued a strong appeal to India today to put down its nuclear arms and reach out to rival Pakistan to restart peace talks. Earlier today, Clinton wrapped up his visit to New Delhi, capital of the world’s most populous democracy, with an impassioned plea to India’s Parliament. He urged lawmakers to retreat from their nation’s growing nuclear weapons program and reopen closed lines of communication with its...
    March 22, 2000 | Story
  • For months, the White House stalled on whether Clinton should go to Pakistan. Islamabad has after all been a long time faithful ally of Washington — during the Cold War and especially during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. But the military take over in Islamabad, Pakistan’s refusal to use its influence to extradite Osama Ben Laden from Afghanistan or ban the Harkat-ul Mujahideen, an armed Pakistani group the U.S. lists as a...
    March 20, 2000 | Story
  • India today urged major nations of the world, including the United States, to declare Pakistan a terrorist state, saying it was involved in an eight-day Indian Airlines hijacking. [includes rush transcript]
    January 03, 2000 | Story
  • Nations around the world have expressed deep concern about two events this week that could have a serious impact on efforts to stop nuclear proliferation: the military coup in Pakistan, and the US Senate’s defeat of the nuclear test ban treaty.
    October 15, 1999 | Story
  • An unexploded U.S. missile reportedly has been found in western Pakistan, but Pakistani officials would not comment today after a similar report last week was later denied. Local officials said the missile was found in a remote area Sunday and handed over to the military the same day, four days after U.S. missiles struck an alleged training camp in neighboring Afghanistan. They said the missile fell in Kharan, 380 miles south of the U.S....
    August 24, 1998 | Story
  • President Clinton ordered cruise missile attacks on targets in Afghanistan and the Sudan. Anywhere from 75 from 100 missiles were launched, at least one of which errantly landed in Pakistan, killing 5 people. The administration was targeting areas linked to Osama Bin Laden, a wealthy Saudi businessman whom the U.S. maintains was behind the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania on August 7th. While information on what was actually hit inside...
    August 21, 1998 | Story
  • Stephen Mumford’s house looks much like any other in the leafy suburbs of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. No one would ever guess what he has in his basement. Down there are more than 300,000 tiny yellow pellets in rows of white plastic jars. The pellets, made of a compound known as quinacrine, are bound for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco and more than a dozen other countries. There, in remote, often filthy clinics and doctors...
    June 19, 1998 | Story
  • India’s Defense Minister said today that President Clinton should explain why the United States believes that it can, "trust China with nuclear weapons" while imposing economic sanctions on India for seeking a nuclear deterrent against what it perceives as threats from its nuclear-armed neighbors, China and Pakistan.
    June 18, 1998 | Story
  • Over the weekend Pakistan set off another nuclear bomb, bringing their total to six over the last few days. This following India’s 5 nuclear tests that have many analysts predicting a new nuclear arms race in South Asia. While the United States urges the two countries to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the fact is the U.S. has yet to be a signatory. This week, the Senate may take up the issue
    June 01, 1998 | Story
  • Risking an arms race with rival India, Pakistan exploded two nuclear devices today, two weeks after the New Delhi government undertook its own nuclear tests. In a statement that followed the testing, Pakistan said it was ready to adapt a nuclear warhead to its newly tested long range Ghauri missile. Pakistan tested the missile April 6, a missile that is capable of traveling 900 miles and hitting most targets in India.
    May 28, 1998 | Story