See this video from 1:10. Bill Clinton says,
"I continue to urge him to refrain from testing and I told them that I had done everything I could do to get other world leaders involved and both supporting him if he would refrain from testing and encouraging Indians not to further aggravate the situation with precipitous comments or action in Kashmir or elsewhere."
See this video from 0:09. Bill Clinton says,
"First I deplore the decision. By failing to exercise restraint in responding to the Indian tests, Pakistan lost a truly priceless opportunity to strengthen its own security, to improve its political standing in the eyes of the world and although Pakistan was not the first to test, two wrongs don't make a right. I have made it clear to the leaders of Pakistan that we have no choice but to impose sanctions pursuant to the Glenn amendment as is required by law."
Here, I have two questions,
- When India had already detonated those bombs, why and how did he expect that Pakistanis would refrain from testing?
- What did he mean by "truly priceless opportunity"? What could have been better than detonating a bomb to show India what Pakistan was capable of?
Now, see this important video.
First, see how US official is condemning Pakistan's decision which was not visible just two weeks ago when India did the same.
"The United States deplores Pakistan's decision to test the nuclear explosive device. This further raises tension in South Asia, undermines the global consensus on non-proliferation. We think Pakistan's test is a huge mistake, we deplore it's action we think it's going to raise tensions in South Asia accelerate an arms race. We call on the governments of India to not conduct any further tests to stop increasing tensions in the region, to sign the comprehensive test ban treaty and to bring stability to a very tense region.
See also what Joseph Cirincione had to say.
... They failed to come down heavy on India, failed to impose sanctions together against India. Now they're reaping the consequences, Pakistan thinks it can get away with it perhaps withstand sanctions.
This means they implicated India only because Pakistan came into play. Otherwise, India was at large.
And, finally, see this video.
Here, I have two more questions,
- Where was UNSC when India tested first on 18 May 1974 and 11 May 1998?
- Why did UNSC become concerned after Pakistan's tests on 28 May 1998? (looked like they were hibernating until Pakistan came out with its own tests)
Final and the million dollar question is,
Doesn't this show the West's inherent bias towards India?
This question was virtually also asked by Nawaz Sharif in this video.