Brown calls for tougher sanctions on Burma

LONDON Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:06pm BST

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the European Union to take a tougher stance on Burma on Tuesday, saying sanctions against the military-led government should be tightened for suppressing dissent.

Brown, in a letter to the EU heads of state, also said the United Nations should act "as soon as possible" to bring pressure to bear on the Burmese (Myanmar) government.

"The unfolding human tragedy in Burma requires immediate international action," he wrote.