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Posts Tagged ‘US Senator John McCain’ (4 found)

Statement on Foreign Investment in Burma

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made a very important statement today that I call on the Administration and our European allies to heed. She urged foreign governments not to allow their companies to enter into new partnerships at this time with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise […]

June 14, 2012  •  By US Senator John McCain  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US Senator McCain’s Calls for “Concrete Action” Distorted by Regime

Last week, US Senator John McCain embarked on a three-day trip to Burma to assess potential progress towards democratic reform since the November 2010 elections. At the conclusion of the trip, Senator McCain said at a press briefing that US sanctions on the country would remain in place until “concrete actions” are taken to improve the human rights and political situation, and warned the regime that it could face an Arab-style revolution if no progress is made. McCain went on to call for the release of all political prisoners, the guarantee of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s safety during her upcoming tour through Burma, a democratic process of national reconciliation and fulfilling non-proliferation obligations under international law.

During his visit, Senator McCain met with senior leaders in the regime, political opposition leaders, ethnic leaders and former political prisoners. He also met with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, to listen to her views on the US’ Burma policy […]

June 6, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Briefing by Senator John McCain

Thank you for being here this morning, and I want to thank our Chargé and the U.S. Embassy for all of their support. It is a true pleasure for me to return to this country after 15 years. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world, full of decent, amazing people who inspire me every day. It is wonderful to be back.

Over the past two days, I have had a chance to meet with senior leaders in the new civilian government, including both speakers of parliament and the First Vice President. I have met with political opposition and ethnic minority leaders, both in and out of the government […]

June 3, 2011  •  By US Senator John McCain  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senators Mark 20th Anniversary of Burmese Election, Condemn Continuing Repression

A bipartisan group of Senators — including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Judd Gregg (R-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) — issued the following statement today, on the twentieth anniversary of the last general election in Burma […]

May 27, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell, US Senator Joe Lieberman, US Senator Dianne Fienstein, US Senator Judd Gregg, US Senator John McCain, US Senator Sam Brownback  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤