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Burma Sanctions

Burma Sanctions

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NPR's Ted Clark reports that the Clinton Administration has decided to proceed with new economic sanctions against Burma in response to what it describes as increasing human rights abuses by the country's military rulers. Japan and Southeast Asian countries have resisted U-S pressure to join in the sanctions; they say a better approach is a policy of dialogue and engagement similar to that used by the U-S in its dealings with China.