Wednesday, November 14, 2007

U.N. Envoy Upbeat after Burma Trip but West Doubtful

Source: Reuters

U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari gave an upbeat report on Tuesday on his recent trip to promote democracy in Burma but Western ambassadors voiced doubts about the junta's will to cooperate with him.

Gambari told the U.N. Security Council the situation was "qualitatively different" from a few weeks ago and he believed the government could respond to international pressure for change following its crackdown on protests led by monks.

Gambari said his trip did not produce all the results he had hoped for but there had been some positive steps. He said after the meeting he would return "again and again and again" to promote what he hoped would be "substantive dialogue."

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