» 10/11/2007, 00.00
UN, EU and US have not shaken the Beijing-backed military junta
After days of discussion the UN Security Council approves a non-binding declaration condemning the Burmese regime. US threatens sanctions; EU is set to discuss what to do next Monday. In Mandalay soldiers roam the streets and government media continue to blame Western powers for the crisis.
Calls for UN Security Council to intervene against Myanmar repression
US lawmakers call on Bush to act. Street protests against high prices continue. Authorities send a list of wanted activists to local officials and hotel operators.
Washington urges UN to look into in Myanmar's human rights situation
US ambassador sends letter focusing on the "deteriorating situation" in the former Burma. Myanmar's government wants to move the capital to a more central location to better control rebel areas, this according to General Sarki of the Karen Nationalist Union.
06/11/2007 MYANMAR – UNITED NATIONS
Doctors visit a sick Aung San Suu Kyi
The spokesperson for the National League for Democracy says pro-democracy leader is under medical care but does not reveal what ails her. The opposition leader should meet UN envoy today or tomorrow but there are few hopes that the latter might see the country’s military strongman. The US is putting pressure on the UN to get concrete results.
09/07/2010 KOREA – UNITED NATIONS
UN to condemn Cheonan sinking, not Pyongyang
The Security Council is set to vote on a US-drafted statement that “deplores the loss of life” on the sunken ROKS corvette, but does not accuse North Korea. Seoul reacts confirming naval drill with the United States.
20/03/2007 IRAN – UNITED NATIONS
Ahmadinejad gets ready to go to the UN by blocking IAEA inspectors
Through his spokesman the Iranian president suggests he might have new things to say during the Security Council session that will discuss new sanctions against Iran. Some reports suggest Russia threatened Iran of withholding nuclear fuel if it does not suspend its uranium enrichment programme.
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