China Spearheads Move to Soften UN Text on Myanmar – AFP

From AFP:

China on Monday spearheaded a move in the UN Security Council to soften a Western-sponsored statement on the military crackdown in Myanmar amid broad agreement on the need for ending the violence and freeing political prisoners…

The Chinese also objected to a detailed formulation in the draft of the steps the Myanmar regime must take to defuse the crisis, the diplomat said…

The United States has threatened to push for UN sanctions against the military regime, including an arms embargo, if it refuses to halt its crackdown and refused to cooperate with Gambari’s mediation for national reconciliation.

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See also report from Al Jazeera: UN to discuss Myanmar response

October 8, 2007 8:25 PM
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