Saturday, November 10, 2007

US Seeks Global Pressure After Burma Junta Rebuffs Reforms

Source: Agence France- Presse via Yahoo News

The United States on Thursday asked the international community to step up pressure on Myanmar's ruling military generals after they appear to have rebuffed a UN push for genuine national reconciliation.

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari's latest mission to Myanmar to push for democratic reforms met with little success, as the generals ruled out a three-way meeting with arrested democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

Gambari also left Myanmar Friday without meeting with military junta chief Senior General Than Shwe or getting any assurances of freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi or other jailed politicians and activists.

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