Clinton: Not ready to lift sanctions against Myanmar

U.S. secretary of state urges country's leaders to continue with reforms

“We’re not at the point where we could consider lifting sanctions,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautioned on Thursday during a historic visit to Myanmar. “The United States is prepared to walk the path of reform with you if you keep moving in the right direction,” Clinton added, according to the BBC, in a veiled hint that Washington wants to see further progress towards democracy before lifting the tight sanctions it imposes on the country’s senior leaders. Clinton met both Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw, and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the main city, Rangoon.


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