Statement by White House Press Secretary Gibbs on the release of John Yettaw
 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs released the following statement on Monday on the released of American John Yettaw.

"The President is pleased that Senator Webb has facilitated the release of American citizen John Yettaw from detention in Burma. He appreciates this decision by the Burmese government. The President also notes that in addition to meeting with head of state Than Shwe, Senator Webb was able to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, the first meeting by a U.S. official with her for many years. We urge the Burmese leadership in this spirit to release all the political prisoners it is holding in detention or in house arrest, including Aung San Suu Kyi," Robert Gibbs said.

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