Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Rabble Rabble


‘Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Australia would not follow the US move in imposing economic sanctions because they "would have absolutely no impact".

Mr Downer argued that China was the only country with a hope of convincing Burma's rulers to speed up moves towards political reform.’


"We are going to tighten the existing very tight visa restrictions on regime officials, and we're also examining the adoption of some targeted financial sanctions on regime officials," he told ABC radio.

"You always have a conflict in these situations between demonstrating your position by some kind of sanction, but making sure that those sanctions don't hurt the people who we are really trying to help."

Who do you trust to manage Australia's relations with other nations?

Not this rabble


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