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. US has no plans for forced intervention in Myanmar

Survivors of the cyclone Nargis queue for relief supplies in Bogalay on May 13, 2008. The United Nations warned on May 13 that Myanmar faced a "second catastrophe" after its devastating cyclone, unless the junta immediately allows massive air and sea deliveries of aid. Photo courtesy AFP.
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Washington (AFP) May 13, 2008
The United States has no plans to send aid to the victims of cyclone Nargis without the permission of the authorities in Myanmar, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.

"We are doing everything that we can because this is a humanitarian, not a political issue. We want to make very clear that our only desire is to help the people of Burma (Myanmar)," Rice said when asked if Washington was considering forced intervention.

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WHO sends body bags to Myanmar as corpses rot
Bangkok (AFP) May 13, 2008
The World Health Organisation said Tuesday it had sent body bags to cyclone-hit Myanmar, as experts warned that rotting corpses remain uncollected and pose a major health risk.

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