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April 22, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under mounting pressure from Congress and human rights advocates, President Clinton has decided to ban new U.S. investment in the troubled Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, several White House officials confirmed Monday night. "It just reached the point where it was time to send a message," one Clinton administration official said, adding that previous sanctions did not appear to have an impact on "continuing repression" by the strong-willed generals who seized control of the country in 1988.
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April 22, 1997 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under mounting pressure from Congress and human rights advocates, President Clinton has decided to ban new U.S. investment in the troubled Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, several White House officials confirmed Monday night. "It just reached the point where it was time to send a message," one Clinton administration official said, adding that previous sanctions did not appear to have an impact on "continuing repression" by the strong-willed generals who seized control of the country in 1988.
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