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Bush announces more Burma sanctions

October 20, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two months, President Bush announced sanctions against Burma to punish the military-run government and its backers for the recent violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

Bush ordered the Treasury Department Friday to freeze the financial assets of additional members of the repressive military junta. He also acted to tighten controls on U.S. exports to Burma, also known as Myanmar, and called on the governments of China and India to do more to pressure the government of the Southeast Asian nation.

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