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Burma: Arms Control

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made at the United Nations for a comprehensive and mandatory arms embargo on Burma. (157831)

The UN Security Council is fully focussed on the events in Burma. UN Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari has briefed the Security Council on the situation in the country and the UK supports his efforts to mediate a dialogue between the political actors.

An EU arms embargo is already in place. We judge that at present there is insufficient support on the Security Council for a UN-wide ban.