MultiVu Digital Center Feed: US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian
and Pacific Affairs Kurt M. Campbell Presents the Obama Administration's
Policy for Burma Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee


    FORMAT:  Soundbites

<p>During his testimony Wednesday, 10/21 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Kurt M. Campbell presented the Obama Administration's policy of direct engagement but maintaining existing sanctions towards Burma and concerns about the Burmese leadership's ties with <location>North Korea</location>.</p>

SOURCES: Video, hard copy requests, contact information and more available at <a href=""></a> st-asian-and-pacific-affairs-kurt-m-campbell-presents-the-obama-administrations- policy-for-burma-before-the-house-foreign-affairs-committee</p> <pre> SOUNDBITES: 2 Clips </pre> <p>Clip 1 -- Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs</p> <p/> <p>IN: "The conclusions of our policy review, announced last month, reaffirmed our fundamental interests in Burma: we support a unified, peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma."</p> <pre> OUTCUE: </pre> <p>The way forward will be clearly tied to concrete actions on the part of the Burmese leadership addressing our core concerns, particularly in the areas of democracy and human rights. OUT (1:37)</p> <p/> <p>Clip 2 -- Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs:</p> <p/> <p>IN: " Our dialogue with Burma will supplement rather than replace the sanctions regime that has been at the center of our Burma policy for many years".</p> <pre> OUTCUE: </pre> <p>"Through our dialogue, we also will make clear to the Burmese leadership that relations with the <location>United States</location> can only be improved in a step-by-step process if the Burmese government takes meaningful actions that address our core concerns." OUT (:53)</p> <pre> VIDEO PROVIDED BY: U.S. Department of State FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION OR HARD COPY, PLEASE E-MAIL: CONTACT: Kenneth N. Richards, +1-202-647-6251, /PRNewswire -- Oct. 21/

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