United States: Joe Biden announced sanctions against Myanmar’s military leadership

United States: Joe Biden announced sanctions against Myanmar's military leadership

Picket for five days Myanmar Protests against military coup. Now they mix America a – and has announced sanctions against high-ranking military officers and their companies. The President said that the army would have to relinquish power and leave the democratic leadership of the country Joe Biden. His government is also taking steps to block $ 1 billion of military access to funds in the United States.

The first specific goals of the sanctions will be announced later this week, Biden said at the White House. In addition, the USA wants to introduce stronger export controls and formulate further sanctions. The regime is being denied access to approximately one billion US dollars (a good 800 million euros) in the United States.

Biden called for an immediate return to democracy and the release of all arrested politicians and activists. Fundamental democratic rights should be guaranteed. “The world is watching,” the US president said. “We will be ready to implement additional measures and we will continue to work with our international partners to urge other countries to follow us in these efforts.”

Aung San Suu Kyi’s whereabouts are uncertain

In Myanmar, the military ousted the government last week and took over the reins of the country. The military does not recognize the victory of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in the November election. Suu Kyi was arrested and a year of emergency was imposed. Suu Kyi has not been seen since her arrest on the night of 1 February. The US State Department said on Tuesday that “both informal and formal efforts” were made to contact Suu Kyi. “These efforts have been denied.”

Thousands of people have participated in mass protests in many parts of the country since the weekend. On Wednesday alone, again thousands of people demonstrated against the coup leaders. Protests began in cities like Mandalay and Yangon, just a day after the security forces cracked. Many were injured and hundreds were arrested. From Monday evening, there is a curfew between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and gatherings are banned in areas affected by the protests. In the past, the military had always brutally held back any resistance.

The military action was criticized by many countries. Pulled on tuesday New Zealand It was the first state to seek results and severed its political and military ties with Myanmar. head of government Jacinda Ardern “Strongly condemns what we see in Myanmar” to the international community. Entry restrictions have been imposed on many high-ranking members of the military.

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