Burma says the sanctions leveled at it are unfair and immoral:
Burmese foreign minister U Nyan Win told the United Nations General Assembly yesterday that Burma could enhance regional energy and food security if sanctions against the country were lifted.
Nyan Win told the assembly during its annual general debate that it was the most vulnerable people, such as women and children, who were worst affected by the sanctions.
“Unilateral sanctions are also against international law,” a UN statement quoted him as saying.
Meanwhile Amnesty International calls out the junta for re-arresting people released just days ago, such as U Win Htein, a 66-year-old close associate of Aung San Suu Kyi. The arrests were made on the 20th anniversary of the National League for Democracy.
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