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Bill Introduced In US Senate Renewing Sanctions Against Burma - 2004-04-30


A US Senator has introduced legislation renewing import sanctions against Burma.

Senator Mitch McConnell, who presented the bill today (Friday) in the Senate, called for continued sanctions against Burma until the country's military government makes steps toward what he called an "irreversible path" toward reconciliation and democracy.

The Kentucky Republican also warned that the sanctions may not be removed, even if Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest.

The resolution, co-sponsored by 16 other senators, would renew sanctions imposed last year after Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested following a clash between pro-democracy and pro-government supporters.

Information for this report is provided by AFP.

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