Leader McConnell Meets With U.S. Ambassador to Burma

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement after meeting yesterday with Thomas Vajda, U.S. Ambassador to Burma:

“I was glad to speak with Ambassador Vajda about the United States’ continued support for the people of Burma, and additional, necessary steps to help them restore democracy. The coup perpetrated by a repressive military junta in Burma continues to threaten the life and liberty of millions of innocent people. The junta’s leaders must be held accountable for their actions, which have plunged a young democracy and promising economy into chaos and darkness.

“I also remain concerned about the continued detention of the American journalist, Danny Fenster, the Australian citizen, Sean Turnell, and the many other innocent people who have been unlawfully imprisoned by the junta. The people of Burma and their friends deserve a future in which repressive despots play no part.  America will continue to stand with them in their struggle for freedom and human rights.”


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