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US issues sanctions on violence in Myanmar

The United States They finally announced on Monday that they had imposed sanctions on two individuals and two companies associated with the Burmese military and were violently suppressing pro-democratic protests. The move comes after the European Union announced sanctions against 11 people Myanmar The State Department said February 1 was linked to a military coup and related violence, many of which were sanctioned by the United States, Britain and Canada.

“These actions demonstrate the international community’s condemnation of the (Myanmar military) regime,” the secretary of state said in a statement. Anthony BlinkUrges the military to release all those unjustly detained and to stop its attacks on members of civil society.

People and Institutions Approved by the Treasury Department on Monday Hang led the Myanmar Police Force, Army Officer Aung Cho and two lighter infantry units of the Myanmar Army. Meanwhile, the Singaporean Foreign Minister, who visited Brunei on Monday, shared his “deep concern” over Myanmar’s situation.


In addition, Vivian Balakrishnan, who is traveling to Malaysia and Indonesia, will be tasked with laying the groundwork for a special ASEAN summit requested by Indonesian President Joko Widodo Widodo. Brunei is currently the President of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

While in Brunei, Balakrishnan also met Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah. During their talks, Balakrishnan and Brunei’s second foreign minister, Dato ‘Erivan Behin Youssef, acknowledged that the situation in Myanmar was “deeply concerned” and that “ASEAN support for Myanmar’s return to the path of national reconciliation was discussed,” the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Days plans to travel to Malaysia and hold talks with Prime Minister Muhaidin Yassin during his visit.

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