US moves to ease sanctions vs Myanmar

Washington may start to ease some sanctions it had imposed on Myanmar, following the latter’s decision to embrace democratic reforms. Citing elections held in Myanmar over the weekend that saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi winning a seat in parliament, State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton said the elections were the latest sign of commitment to a democratic transition. Specifically, this means a lifting of restrictions on American investments in Myanmar. Leaders of the Asean nation have been pushing for a wholesale lifting of harsh US trade sanctions, which however requires congressional approval. To other observers, the easing of sanctions might have come too soon.


Read the full story in The Washington Post. More details from the BBC.

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