Burma Cyclone

Latest News: Burmese Junta says “yes” to foreign and commercial aid but “no” to military assistance by carpediemdg

Myanmar to allow foreign aid

U.N. chief says Myanmar yields on international aid workers, but not on military help.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar’s ruling junta said Friday it will let foreign aid workers and commercial ships help survivors in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta, but it refused to relent on accepting aid from U.S., French and British military ships.

The naval ships, almost within sight of the coast for more than a week, offer a potential boost to the aid effort because they can send helicopters to the hardest-to-reach spots.

The military regime told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday that all aid workers would be let into the country as long as it was clear what they were doing and how long they would remain.

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