The Pakistani Defence Minister, Mr. Aziz Ahmed, attacked India in a speech to the United?
GV INTERIOR General Assembly with delegates seated while Pakistani Defence Minister Aziz Ahmed addresses Assembly and SV Indian delegation listening (MUTE) (2 shots)
SV Ahmed speaking (SOUND) (2 shots)
PAKISTANI DEFENCE MINISTER, MR. AZIZ AHMED:
"The Government of India affirms that its nuclear explosion was intended entirely for peaceful purposes. The real difficulty lies in the fact that in technological terms, there is no difference between a nuclear explosion for peaceful purposes and one that is conducted to develop a nuclear weapon. There is the further danger that India's experiment may have removed the restraint on nuclear proliferation and, unless effective safeguards can be provided against it, the Indian example may be emulated by others.
"We are confident that all members of the United Nations who desire to promote a climate of peace in South Asia and all those who, like us, feel concerned at the prospect of nuclear proliferation, will welcome the proposal to declare the South Asian Region a nuclear-free zone. Pakistan considers that the proposal to create such a zone in the Middle East is also a timely initiative, for the danger of nuclear proliferation looms large in that area as well."
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Background: The Pakistani Defence Minister, Mr. Aziz Ahmed, attacked India in a speech to the United Nations 138-nation General Assembly on Friday (27 September) for its nuclear explosion last May. Although the Indian Government said the purpose of the explosion was intended entirely for peaceful purposes, there was no difference between the and one conducted to develop a nuclear weapon, said Mr. Ahmed.