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Japan’s position on Myanmar irks US

United States seems dismayed by key Asian ally Japan’s decision to gang up with Russia and China in opposing UN Security Council action against military-ruled Myanmar. Washington wants to introduce an unprecedented resolution at the council calling on Myanmar’s generals to change their repressive policies, including pressuring them to free the country’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. To set the stage for such an action, the United States wanted the Myanmar issue to be formally discussed at the council for the first time. Full Story

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