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Bush signs law renewing sanctions against Myanmar

US President George W. Bush signed a law renewing a range of sanctions against military-ruled Myanmar for a further period of 12 months, the White House announced. Bush signed the law days after US Secretary of State Colin Powell voiced concerned about the slow pace of democratic reform in Myanmar and the ongoing detention of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The measure Bush signed into law “renews the import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003,” the White House said in a short statement. Bush signed the law during a visit to the southern state of North Carolina in a bid to pressure the Yangon junta to improve its human rights record, promote democracy and clamp down on drug trafficking.Full Story

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