Sunday, September 30, 2007

U.N. envoy meets with Suu Kyi, junta leaders

Gambari trying to persuade Myanmar regime to ease harsh crackdown
Updated: 4:44 a.m. ET Sept. 30, 2007
YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. envoy Ibrahim Gambari met with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar's junta leaders, diplomats said Sunday.

Gambari has been in the country trying to persuade the junta to end a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protestors seeking an end to 45 years of military rule.

Gambari came from the remote bunker-like capital Naypyitaw after an overnight stay where he met with junta leaders. He was taken to the State Guest House on University Avenue in Yangon for a meeting with Suu Kyi, said the diplomats, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, citing protocol.