[Marxism] India and Pakistan simmering down ?

Jurriaan Bendien bendien at tomaatnet.nl
Sat Feb 21 05:41:09 MST 2004


India, Pakistan sobered by N-war threat: Powell

Saturday, 21 February , 2004, 08:58

Washington: India and Pakistan are now moving towards peace after all sides
were "sobered" by the prospect of nuclear war, US Secretary of State Colin
Powell has said. Speaking at Princeton, New Jersey, on the occasion of
George Kennan's centenary birthday, Powell also said the US, acting in
partnership with others, has played a quiet but important role "in this
reconciliation between India and Pakistan." He hoped that political
negotiations between the two neighbours would begin soon and go well and
said the US would offer its good offices for the ongoing engagement between
India and Pakistan. Powell said eighteen months ago, one of the great
concerns he had as Secretary of State was that a war might break out between
India and Pakistan, a war that could possibly go nuclear, since both have
nuclear capability. (...)

Complete article: http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13397342








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