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STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING ON BURMA
- Subject: STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING ON BURMA
- From: moe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 00:29:00
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TITLE:14-11-97 STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1997
BURMA -- The spokesman read a statement concerning reports that the
military regime running Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration
Council (SLORC) erected barbed wire barricades that blockaded Nobel
Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's automobile outside her compound for more
than ten hours to keep her from attending a meeting of the National
League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party.
The statement called this action "the latest in a long line of
repressive measures taken by SLORC in an attempt to marginalize the
NLD, a legal political party which won overwhelming support in the
1990 elections." It urged the Burmese military authorities to allow
NLD activities to be held peacefully, without intervention.
"The United States," said the statement, "renews its call for a
meaningful political dialogue between the Burmese authorities and the
democratic opposition leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi and
representatives of the ethnic groups as the only path to a solution to
Burma's political crisis."