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Bangkok, 9 maggio 2008 - Le Nazioni Unite hanno annunciato la sospensione dell'invio di altri aiuti umanitari destinati all'ex Birmania colpita dall'uragano Nargis, denunciando come i soccorsi finora arrivati siano stati "confiscati" dalla Giunta militare. "Non abbiamo altra scelta", ha spiegato da Bangkok il portavoce del Pam (Il Programma alimentare dell'Onu) Paul Risley.

 

 

 

Il segretario di Stato aggiunto Usa, John Negroponte, ha sollecitato la giunta militare birmana ''ad aprire le porte'' agli operatori umanitari per poter portare aiuti e soccorso alle popolazioni. ''Invitiamo le autorità birmane ad aprire le porte al generoso contributo della comunità internazionale per alleviare le sofferenze disastrose del loro stesso popolo'', ha spiegato il numero due della diplomazia americana da Tokyo dove è in visita.

 

 

La Birmania è ''in una situazione disperata e gli Stati Uniti come il Giappone vogliono portare aiuti umanitari'', afferma Negroponte al termine del suo incontro con il ministro giapponese degli Affari esteri, Masahiko Komura.

''Almeno finora, è stato difficile ottenere il necessario supporto per gli aiuti. Siamo entrambi preoccupati per questo'', aggiunge il numero due del Dipartimento di Stato.

 

 

Secondo gli ultimi risultati ufficiali disponibili, Nargis ha devastato lo scorso fine settimana gran parte del sud della Birmania mietendo quasi 23.000 vittime e facendo più di 42.000 dispersi. In totale sono un milione e mezzo le persone "gravemente colpite" dal disastro, ma la giunta birmana ha chiuso le frontiere e vietato l'ingresso alle squadre di soccorso e ai giornalisti provenienti da paesi stranieri.

 

ps si chiama Myammar non birmania

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Ecco cosa succede quando si è accecati dal potere.

 

Si cerca si fare il massimo delle pubilicità elettorali per il referrendum e non si considera la popolazione che stà morendo di fame.

Ma dobbiamo sempre aspettare che la situazione sia insostenibile e il dilagare delle pestilenze e delle malattie per far arrivare gli aiuti umanitari????? :furioso:

 

Cose da matti!!!!!!!! :angry:

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Exclusive: U.S. to invite Myanmar to joint military exercises

 

The United States will invite Myanmar to the world's largest multinational military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West.

 

Myanmar has been invited to observe Cobra Gold, which brings together more than 10,000 American and Thai military personnel and participants from other Asian countries for joint annual maneuvers, officials from countries participating in the exercises told Reuters.

 

"It's significant. In the past, Myanmar has always been unhappy about this Cobra Gold, thinking that it was directed against them and was like a step towards invasion," said Dr Tin Maung Maung Than, a senior fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and expert on Myanmar's military.

 

The invitation is part of a carefully calibrated re-engagement with Myanmar's military under the umbrella of humanitarian dialogue, the sources said, constituting one of the boldest rewards for Myanmar's new semi-civilian government after 49 years of direct military rule.

 

It is also seen as a first step towards U.S.-Myanmar military-to-military ties, cut off after 1988 when soldiers opened fire on pro-democracy protesters in a crackdown that killed or wounded thousands and led to the house arrest of democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

The invitation came after intense lobbying by Thailand, co-host of the exercises, the sources said.

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Obama to visit Myanmar Novomber 19: Myanmar source

 

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit Myanmar on November 19 and meet both his counterpart, Thein Sein, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, a senior government source in the Southeast Asian country said on Thursday.

Obama's visit would be further strong endorsement by the international community of Myanmar's transformation under the quasi-civilian government of Thein Sein, who took office in March 2011 to end half a century of military rule.

 

Obama would be the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma.

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Neither the government nor the U.S. embassy would confirm the date.

The United States suspended sanctions on Myanmar this year in recognition of the political and economic changes under way, and many U.S. companies are looking at starting operations in the country, located between China and India, with abundant resources and low-cost labor.

In November 2011, Hillary Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit in more than 50 years.

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Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar

 

President Barack Obama, making a historic visit to this once-pariah nation, called for new steps to strengthen democratic rule, in a bet that his visit will push the nation further down the road of political and economic change.

 

As Air Force One touched down, Mr. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, also known as Burma. The country has moved inside two years from a military dictatorship to a quasi-civilian government, but is widely criticized for human-rights concerns. The trip represented a calculated risk for the White House that leaders will continue down the reform path.

 

In a speech to the nation, Mr. Obama held the United States and its respect for minority rights, free speech and civilian rule as a model, and said that like Myanmar, his country has struggled to make good on those values.

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