Senior US diplomats are meeting with detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Nov. 4, as the Obama administration pursues a new diplomatic approach towards the military-ruled nation. The Nobel Peace laureate shook hands with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell as she arrived at a luxury hotel in the main city of Rangoon. The meeting is a rare break from the detention she has endured for 14 of the last 20 years. Critics have said high-level U.S. visits give legitimacy to a military government that jails opponents. Aung San Suu Kyi has recently backed direct dialogue with the military government. (VOA)

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