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* MEA Spokeman's response to the report on a Chinese ship carrying weapons to Pakistan May 1998

 New Delhi
June 5, 1998

We have seen reports regarding a Chinese ship carrying materials and equipment for use in the A.Q. Khan Research Laboratories. Reports of such nature need to be investigated thoroughly. If well founded, the report confirms yet again international concerns regarding clandestine external assistance to Pakistan's nuclear weapons and missile programme.