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» 08/18/2009
Aung San Suu Kyi denies she wants a partial lifting of sanctions against junta
The lawyer of the Nobel Prize winner corrects what US Senator Jim Webb said yesterday. Ms Suu Kyi is not responsible for the sanctions against the military regime and so cannot lift them. She appeals instead for dialogue “inside the country.”

Yangon (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Aung San Suu Kyi never said that sanctions against Myanmar’s military junta should be partially lifted because “she is not in a position to lift those sanctions,” said today Nyan Win, lawyer for the Nobel Prize laureate and a prominent leader of the National League for Democracy.

At a press conference yesterday US Senator Jim Webb said he did not “want to take the risk of misrepresenting her views” but suggested that she was “not opposed to lifting some sanctions.”

The senator has always been critical of US and European economic and trade sanctions against Myanmar’s dictatorship.

 “Daw Suu told me that when she met with Senator Webb on Saturday she reiterated the need for the Burmese regime to first interact ‘inside the country.” Only when that happens “will Burma benefit from relations with the international community,” Mr Win said in an interview with The Irrawaddy, a dissident newsmagazine.

When the Nobel Prize laureate met Nyan Win yesterday afternoon she said that “she had not discussed the issue [of sanctions] with anyone recently”.

Suu Kyi’s stance on sanctions has not changed since she issued a statement in 2007.

At the time Ms “Suu Kyi said that as she was not the one who imposed sanctions against the Burmese regime, she is not in a position to lift those sanctions,” Win said.

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See also
05/07/2009 MYANMAR
Police enters Aung San Suu Kyi’s residence as fears for her security mount
03/17/2009 MYANMAR
Burmese military junta arrests another leader connected to Aung San Suu Kyi
11/07/2007 MYANMAR
Myanmar junta resists, Gambari’s mission on brink of failure
07/09/2012 MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to parliament, after 25 years fighting for democracy
11/15/2010 MYANMAR
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