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Burma Has Far To Go

An iron law of effective diplomacy is that if you make public demands, your credibility depends on sticking to them. European Union foreign ministers saw fit to ignore that lesson yesterday when they formally lifted all sanctions on Burma except an arms embargo. Last year, the same ministers said this step would only be taken if President Thein Sein’s regime met four conditions. He would have to release all political prisoners, allow the delivery of aid throughout Burma, resolve the country’s remaining ethnic insurgencies, and improve the “status” and “welfare” of the Muslim minority, known as the Rohingyas.

Read Here – The Telegraph, London

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