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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of September 1, 1993

1.  PAKISTAN 
Q.  Has the U.S. contacted Pakistan about a possible one-time inspection 
of its nuclear facilities?

A.  WE HAVE LONG URGED THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN TO ACCEPT 
INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA) SAFEGUARDS ON ALL ITS NUCLEAR 
FACILITIES.

--THIS WOULD NATURALLY INCLUDE PERIODIC IAEA INSPECTIONS.

--HOWEVER, WE HAVE HAD NO CONTACT WITH PAKISTAN ABOUT A POSSIBLE ONE-
TIME INSPECTION OF ITS NUCLEAR FACILITIES.



2.  INDIA-PAKISTAN: 
Q:  Has the U.S. offered to mediate in the Kashmir dispute?

A:  THE UNITED STATES HAS DISCUSSED KASHMIR WITH INDIA AND PAKISTAN 
FREQUENTLY, AND AT SENIOR LEVELS.

--WE BELIEVE THAT INDIA AND PAKISTAN SHOULD WORK TOGETHER TO RESOLVE THE 
DISPUTE, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE WISHES OF THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR.

--IF BOTH SIDES WERE TO REQUEST IT, WE WOULD BE PREPARED TO BE HELPFUL 
IN THIS PROCESS, BUT WE HAVE NOT OFFERED TO MEDIATE THIS LONG-STANDING 
DISPUTE.

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