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UN Garibalidi meets Aung San Suu Kyi for more than an hour

UN Garibalidi meets Aung San Suu Kyi for more than an hour

Ian MacKinnon, south-east Asia correspondent

 The Guardian

www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,,2180860,00.html

The UN special envoy tasked with brokering a compromise in the Burma crisis extended his mission into today after holding talks with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but failing to gain an audience with the pivotal military leader, General Tan Shwe.

Ibrahim Gambari spent yesterday shuttling between the junta’s stronghold at Naypidaw and the main city, Rangoon, where weeks of street protests against military rule have generated a violent confrontation that has left at least 13 dead.

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