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Merkel seeks UN Security Council action on aid crisis
Posted: May 10, 2008
here Friday urged the intervention of the UN Security Council to force the Myanmar military junta to allow international aid for hundreds of thousands of victims of Cyclone Nargis.
"From the point of view of the federal (German) government the UN Security Council has to deal with the issue," Merkel's deputy spokesperson Thomas Steg said at a weekly news conference in .
Merkel was scheduled to phone with UN Secretary General later in the day to discuss the situation in disaster-stricken .
Steg expressed the chancellor's "incomprehension" over the fact that Burmese military rulers were still blocking international relief.
Meanwhile, has also doubled its emergency financial aid to two million euros.
On Thursday, the German Foreign Ministry called in the Burmese ambassador to voice its protest over the ongoing delays of international aid deliveries in the aftermath of the weekend's devastating Cyclone Nargis. --IRNA
Posted by Kyi May at 12:11 PM