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U.S UPholds Myanmar Sanctions

U.S. Upholds Myanmar Sanctions

 .c The Associated Press 

GENEVA (AP) - The United States will maintain economic sanctions against
Myanmar as long as the Asian nation is guilty of large-scale political
repression, President Clinton said Monday. 

Clinton issued a notice keeping in place an order he issued a year ago banning
new investments by Americans in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. He declared
a national emergency then to impose the sanctions. 

The president said the declaration will remain in force ``as long as the
government of Burma continues its policies of committing large-scale
repression of the democratic opposition in Burma.'' 

Clinton issued the order during a brief speechmaking visit here at the end of
a six-day European trip.