Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
2012 Myanmar Special Weapons News
- Statement by the President on the Easing of Sanctions on Burma The White House 11 Jul 2012
- Message to Congress - Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma The White House 11 Jul 2012
- Executive Order - Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma The White House 11 Jul 2012
- Administration Eases Financial and Investment Sanctions on Burma US Dept. of State 11 Jul 2012
- Presidential Memorandum - Delegation of Certain Functions under Section 570(e) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 The White House 11 Jul 2012
- Obama Formally Eases Burma Sanctions VOA 11 Jul 2012 -- President Barack Obama has ordered the easing of U.S. sanctions that have prevented American companies from doing business in Burma, to signal U.S. support for reform steps under way there.
- Obama Eases U.S. Sanctions On Myanmar RFE/RL 11 Jul 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has eased sanctions against Myanmar to allow U.S. companies to invest there, calling the move a "strong signal" of support for political reform in the country.
- First US Ambassador to Burma in 22 Years Arrives in Rangoon VOA 11 Jul 2012 -- The U.S. Embassy in Burma has announced the arrival of Washington's first ambassador to the country in 22 years.
- UN Report: North Korea Defies UN Sanctions VOA 03 Jul 2012 -- A United Nations report has concluded that North Korea continues to "actively defy" international sanctions by attempting to ship arms to Burma and Syria and by importing luxury goods.
- Seoul: Burma to Comply with UN Resolutions on Pyongyang VOA 15 May 2012 -- Burma has promised visiting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak it will no longer buy weapons from North Korea.
- Burma, S. China Sea Dominate ASEAN Summit Discussions VOA 02 Apr 2012 -- This week leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are meeting in Phnom Penh.
- Burma's Democracy Leader Hopes Election Win Brings New Era VOA 02 Apr 2012 -- Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes her and her party's win in Sunday's election ushers in a new era in Burma.
- Burma's Opposition Party Wins By-Election in Landslide VOA 02 Apr 2012 -- Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi declared a "new era" for Burma, after her party claimed a landslide victory in Sunday's parliamentary by-elections.
- Suu Kyi Party In Landslide Myanmar Win RFE/RL 02 Apr 2012 -- Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed a "new era" for Myanmar following an apparent landslide win for her party.
- Burma NLD Claims Aung San Suu Kyi Election Victory VOA 01 Apr 2012 -- Supporters of Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent most of the past two decades under military-ordered house arrest, say she won a seat Sunday in Burma's lower house of parliament.
- MYANMAR: Timeline post-independence IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- As millions go to the polls across Myanmar, IRIN took a brief look at a chronology of key events that have impacted this nation of around 50 million since the country gained its independence from Britain in 1948.
- Briefing: Myanmar's ethnic problems IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- Mutual distrust, power struggles and tension over the hoarding of resources, including gold, gems and timber, have characterized the long history between the rulers of Myanmar - primarily of Burman background - and the many other smaller ethnic groups that comprise this Southeast Asian nation of more than 50 million.
- In Depth: What next for Myanmar? IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- As millions of Burmese go to the polls on 1 April, expectations are high for real change.
- MYANMAR: Hundreds of political prisoners still behind bars IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- Human rights groups say hundreds of Burmese political prisoners remain incarcerated, despite an amnesty in January, when about 600 of the most prominent activists were released.
- MYANMAR: What next for the Rohingyas? IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- As Myanmar gears up for a by-election on 1 April, experts and community leaders are divided over what the ongoing reforms may hold for the Rohingya people, a stateless Muslim ethnic group living in the country's Northern Rakhine State.
- Analysis: Reassessing international access in Myanmar IRIN 29 Mar 2012 -- Access for international aid workers in Myanmar shows signs of improving, but aid workers say huge challenges remain.
- India proposes panel to address border issues with Myanmar IRNA 25 Jan 2012 -- In a bid to strengthen military ties with Myanmar, India has proposed a number of measures.
- Statement by the President on the Release of Burmese Political Prisoners The White House 13 Jan 2012
- Secretary Clinton Remarks on Burma US Dept. of State 13 Jan 2012
- Ban welcomes prisoner release and other important moves by Myanmar authorities UN News Centre 13 Jan 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the authorities in Myanmar on the long-awaited release of political prisoners.
- Burma Releases Prominent Political Prisoners VOA 13 Jan 2012 -- Burma has released numerous prominent political prisoners in a significant step toward ending Western economic sanctions against the country.
- Myanmar government grants amnesty to 600 prisoners RIA Novosti 13 Jan 2012 -- Over 600 prisoners in Myanmar, including former prime minister Khin Nyunt who has been under house arrest since 2005, were granted amnesty.
- U.S. To Exchange Ambassadors With Myanmar RFE/RL 13 Jan 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is ready to exchange ambassadors with Myanmar in response to its freeing political prisoners and other reforms.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Confirms Run for Burmese Parliament VOA 10 Jan 2012 -- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed that she will run for parliament in the country's highly anticipated April by-elections.
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