A U.N. envoy is on the final day of a mission to Burma -- trying once again to meet detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
Diplomat Razali Ismail said Monday he still hopes to secure her release after failing to convince Burmese authorities to allow a meeting.
Mr. Razali has held several rounds of talks with military leaders during the first four days of his five day mission to Burma. On Monday he met for an hour in Rangoon with Burma's number two official, Maung Aye, and military intelligence chief Khin Nyunt. He gave no give details on the discussions.
Earlier, his aides hinted he might cut his trip short by a day -- which would cause embarrassment to the Burmese government -- if he were not allowed a visit with the opposition leader.
Mr. Razali is scheduled to leave Burma later Tuesday.
In Washington, U.S. Senator John McCain has announced the Senate will consider imposing sanctions against Burma on Tuesday, in response to Aung San Suu Kyi's detention.
Burmese authorities arrested her after a May 30th clash between her supporters and pro-government demonstrators in northern Burma. The government has accused Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party of instigating the trouble. On Sunday government authorities said the party's vice chairman Tin Oo is also in government custody.