Monday, May 28, 2012

On May 28

On this day in ...
... 1998, declaring,
'We never wanted to participate in this nuclear race'
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced in a televised statement that Pakistan had conducted 5 underground nuclear tests in Baluchistan, a region of Pakistan near its border with Afghanistan. (image credit) Sharif contended that the tests were "inevitable" following news 2 weeks earlier that India had conducted 5 similar nuclear tests. To this day, India and Pakistan remain  nuclear states outside the regulation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and, also, tense neighbors.

(Prior May 28 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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