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Boston Globe Op-Ed Urges Burma Sanc

Subject: Boston Globe Op-Ed Urges Burma Sanctions - 1/24/97

Boston Globe Op-Ed Urges Burma Sanctions


The January 27 Boston Globe carries an Op-Ed by Dennis Bernstein and Leslie
Kean titled: "Impose sanctions on Burma."

The Op-Ed contains the following January 10 quote by Aung San Suu Kyi: "If
the restrictions on the work of my party and on me personally are not
removed in the very, very near future - in a matter of days - I think the US
should start thinking seriously of sanctions."

The Op-Ed argues that since the conditions of imposing the sanctions on
Burma have been met - arrests of about 100 NLD party members and
restrictions on Aung San Suu Kyi's movements - American credibility is
damaged unless the US takes action.

I can fax or mail a clean copy of the Op-Ed to anyone who needs it.

Simon Billenness