Burmese Government Rejects Call for UN-Brokered Talks With Opposition

November 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News


Burma's military government has rejected a United Nations special envoy's call for U.N.-brokered talks with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, is on his second visit to Burma since a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in September.

State media say a Burmese official told Gambari that holding the proposed talks with Aung San Suu Kyi is impossible, and that Burma will not bow to outside pressure.