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.

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