Thursday, May 15, 2008

Western navies wait off Burma

Britain dispatched a Royal Navy frigate to join American warships and a French landing craft in international waters off Burma today, as the three Western powers prepared to push the UN Security Council into approving direct humanitarian intervention in the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said his government would use its position as current chairman of the Security Council to get the council - and the Burmese regime - to recognise that "unfettered access should be made available immediately".

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