30 May 1998
Statement by NATO Secretary General, Dr. Javier Solana,
on the new nuclear tests by Pakistan
The Secretary General of NATO, Dr. Javier Solana, condemns the two
further nuclear tests that were carried out by Pakistan this morning.
The nuclear tests of India and Pakistan undermine the global efforts
to counter proliferation and pose a grave risk to stability in South
Asia. The Secretary General renews his call on both India and
Pakistan to halt nuclear and missile testing immediately, to adhere
to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Comprehensive Test
BanTreaty (CTBT) without conditions and to begin a dialogue in order
to reduce tensions in the region.