ROBIN Raphael, the US state department official who was the cause of a major diplomatic row with India, visited Pakistan in early November for talks with the Benazir Bhutto government. Her visit is being interpreted as an attempt by the US government to smooth Pakistani feathers ruffled by the controversy over nuclear weapons.
Earlier this year, USA had imposed sanctions on China and Pakistan, after allegations that Beijing had supplied Islamabad with the M-11 missile.
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