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US tightens screws on Burma's generals

PRESIDENT George Bush expanded US sanctions against Burma's rulers yesterday, accusing them of "vicious persecution" of democracy protesters and urging China and India to step up pressure on their neighbour.

Unveiling the second package of US measures in less than a month, Mr Bush said he was adding more of Burma's military leaders to a list already facing sanctions and had ordered a tightening of US export controls on the regime.

But in a tacit admission that US steps alone would not be enough, he urged China, India and other nations in the region to "review their own laws and policies" on Burma.

"Burma's rulers continue to defy the world's just demands to stop their vicious persecution," Mr Bush told reporters. "They continue to reject the clear will of the Burmese people to live in freedom under leaders of their own choosing."

The President's latest announcement followed w


Added: Oct-21-2007 
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