UK's Brown urges UN action on Myanmar

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London, Sep 26 (UNI) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today demanded for a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in Myanmar.

He promised that there would be ''no impunity'' for human rights violators in the country.

Speaking at an urgent meeting, he told mediapersons that the Security Council should be meeting immediately to discuss the issue and look at what can be done. ''The first thing that should be done is the UN envoy should be sent to Burma (Myanmar).'' There will be no impunity in future for those who trample human rights of the people of Burma, he said.

Mr Brown said, ''I think everybody knows now that the whole issue of sanctions is going to take on a new dimension.'' He assured that the European Union would look at a whole range of sanctions that could be imposed.

''The whole world is now watching Burma and its illegitimate and repressive regime should know that the whole world is going to hold it to account. The age of impunity in neglecting and overriding human rights is over,'' he stressed.

''I think the international pressure that can be made to be felt in the next few days is incredibly important. I want to see the whole of the world getting together on this, each continent of the world can come together,'' he added.


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