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Updated: February 8, 2011 19:02 IST

Suu Kyi's party seeks sanctions talks with U.S., EU

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Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a meeting with youth members of her National League for Democracy party at the party's headquarters in Yangon, on Tuesday. Photo: AP.
Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a meeting with youth members of her National League for Democracy party at the party's headquarters in Yangon, on Tuesday. Photo: AP.

The party of pro—democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has voiced support for Western sanctions on Myanmar and requested meetings with the U.S. and EU to discuss how the embargoes could be modified “in the interests of democracy.”

In a four—page report, the National League for Democracy said the sanctions primarily affect the authoritarian military regime and not the general population.

The report is bound to anger Myanmar’s military rulers who have long sought to have the sanctions lifted on grounds that they hurt the impoverished people of Myanmar and have pushed the country deeper into poverty.

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