Pakistan gathers technicians at country's
test site. Gears up for tests of their own.
Vows to move ahead in their mid-range missile
US economic analysts say that sanctions likely
will have a greater impact on US businesses than
in India. [Does anyone remember Lotus employees
going to work in South Africa with sidearms? The
effect of US companies in South Africa after
congress voted economic sactions?]
US is sending a top-level delegation to Pakistan
to persuade them not to respond in kind, but
"Pakistan is determined to respond with its own tests,
because "it seems that the Indian leadership has gone
berserk," Pakistani Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub said.
So far, world banks have suspended or frozen
assets including: Japan $30 millionin grants,
Sweden $119 million cancelled aid, Denmark $28 million,
and Germany called off aid talks.
Britain stands apart from US and has no intention
of imposing sanctions on its former colony. Russia
is alarmed, but also did not plan on employing sanctions.
France, who also blasted underwater tests two years
ago and set the precedent opposes US sanctions.