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President Obama just lifted 20-year-old sanctions against Myanmar

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President Obama lifted the sanctions with an executive order. 

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An excerpt rom President Obama's executive order.

In the order, Obama wrote that "substantial advances to promote democracy," and other factors, like a civilian-led government, have improved conditions in the country. 

The sanctions had been in place against the country since 1997. They were tightened in 2007. USA Today contributed to this report.

President Obama just lifted 20-year-old sanctions against Myanmar

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