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U.S. Makes a Push for U.N. Action on Burma

September 27, 2018
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The United States moved yesterday to formally add Burma to the agenda of the U.N. Security Council, potentially exposing the Southeast Asian nation, which is ruled by a military junta, to international condemnation for human rights violations and other abuses. (Washington Post — 49 minutes ago)
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The United States told the U.N. Security Council it plans to introduce a resolution on Myanmar later this year as part of its campaign to end the military dictatorship’s repressive policies and promote democracy and human rights. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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Ambassador John Bolton says the United States wants a UN Security Council resolution that would pressure Burma to stop jailing political opponents persecuting minorities and flooding the region with (ABC News — 30 September, 2006)
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Myanmar’s junta said it has arrested five former student dissidents in the past week to prevent unrest and terrorist attacks, in its first explanation for a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, official media reported Tuesday. (International Herald Tribune — 3 October, 2006)
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Former student activists in Myanmar launched a petition Monday to demand the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners, in a rare protest against the country’s repressive ruling junta. (International Herald Tribune — 2 October, 2006)
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Seventeen ethnic minority villagers have been killed in Burma in clashes between the military and an insurgent group battling the junta state-run media have reported The fighting occurred in e (ABC News — 3 October, 2006)
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UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 — With North Korea refusing to return to the six-nation disarmament talks, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday convened a meeting of a new group of nations that will focus on Northeast Asian security concerns. Diplomats have dubbed the group “Five Plus Five” to… (Washington Post — 49 minutes ago)
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