Sept. 12 - The new United States special envoy to Myanmar holds talks with Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Washington's new special envoy to Myanmar Derek Mitchell heads into a meeting with the country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon City. Details of the hour-long meeting at Suu Kyi's lakeside residence were not disclosed. Suu Kyi was asked whether she would register her party if the government releases all political prisoners. SOUNDBITE: Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying: (Burmese): "I would be able to answer this question only when it really happens. It's difficult to answer since we don't know when and how it will happen." She said a timeframe is needed for talks with the government. SOUNDBITE: Myanmar Pro-Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying: (Burmese): "It seems that there is going to be a time frame." On Sunday, Mitchell visited a hospital for HIV patients run by pro-democracy activists. Mitchell is scheduled to meet politicians and leaders of political parties before leaving Wednesday but is not scheduled to meet the President. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.