Myanmar coup: US bans visits from two extra members of junta, targets their properties

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the US wouldn’t hesitate to take additional motion ‘towards those that perpetrate violence and suppress the desire of the individuals’

Myanmar coup: US bans visits from two more members of junta, targets their properties

Individuals protest the latest navy coup, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. © 2021 The New York Instances

Washington: The USA on Monday introduced sanctions towards two extra leaders of Myanmar’s junta and warned of additional motion as a whole lot of 1000’s defiantly rallied for the restoration of the nation’s democracy.

The USA mentioned it was blocking any US property and suspending the entry into the nation of two members of the brand new State Administrative Council: Basic Maung Maung Kyaw, who instructions the air drive, and Lieutenant Basic Moe Myint Tun.

“We won’t hesitate to take additional motion towards those that perpetrate violence and suppress the desire of the individuals. We won’t waver in our assist for the individuals of Burma,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned, utilizing Myanmar’s former title.

“We name on the navy and police to stop all assaults on peaceable protesters, instantly launch all these unjustly detained, cease assaults on and intimidation of journalists and activists and restore the democratically elected authorities,” he mentioned in an announcement.

The announcement comes hours after the European Union additionally permitted sanctions on Myanmar’s navy, stepping up worldwide strain over the 1 February coup during which the generals toppled democratic chief Aung San Suu Kyi.

The junta has warned it’s keen to make use of deadly drive to crush the more and more giant demonstrations after protesters had been shot lifeless over the weekend.

The USA has already imposed sanctions on different prime figures together with Senior Basic Min Aung Hlaing, the navy chief and new ruler of the nation.

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