Bush to announce additional sanctions against Myanmar

October 19, 2007 16:42

US President George W. Bush will announce additional sanctions on Friday against Myanmar, where the military-run government conducted a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Last month, the Bush administration imposed economic sanctions against more than a dozen senior officials in the Southeast Asian country, and Bush spoke at the United Nations to focus international attention on the repression. "He announced tighter sanctions that day and the possibility of additional action if the Burmese regime did not end its repression," White House spokesman Tony Fratto said. "Unfortunately the regime has not responded to the call from the international community."

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