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On Monday, Washington announced that it had imposed new sanctions on two members of the military council that took power in Burma in a coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government at the beginning.
Washington announced on Monday that it had imposed new sanctions on two members of the military council that took power in Burma in a coup that toppled the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in early February, promising tougher measures if the army used force again against the demonstrators.
“We will not hesitate to take new measures against those who commit acts of violence and suppress the will of the people,” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in a statement. We will not budge from our support for the Burmese people. ”
Three weeks after the Burmese army toppled the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in several Burmese cities Monday to denounce the military coup, in defiance of warnings from the military who threatened to resort to force to eliminate “chaos”.
Blinken added in his statement, “We call on the army and police to stop all attacks on peaceful protesters, to immediately release all those unjustly detained, to end attacks and intimidation against journalists and activists, and to reestablish the democratically elected government.”
Ten days ago, the administration of US President Joe Biden imposed a first series of sanctions against a number of leaders of the ruling military council, including the leader of the coup leaders, General Min Aung Hling.
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