WASHINGTON — President Bush signed a bill Monday banning all imports from Myanmar — the bulk of which are garments — in response to its military dictatorship’s crackdown against the democratically elected opposition.

The House and Senate approved the sanctions bill in July after the ruling military junta in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a violent clash. In addition to the import ban, the measure will freeze Myanmar assets in the U.S. and calls on other nations such as China and Thailand to cut off support for the government.

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