The United States has imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta over the country’s February 1 coup as protests escalated, according to the Singapore News Agency. Asia. The United States has said it is freezing any U.S. assets and suspending the entry of two members of the new ruling State Council, Gen. Maung Maung Kyaw, who commanded the Air Force and Lt. Gen. Moe Myint Tun.
The ministry said in a statement that the military must change its actions and restore the democratically elected government of Burma immediately, otherwise the treasury will not hesitate to take further action. Using the old Myanmar name, Antony Blinken said, “We will not hesitate to take further action against those who commit acts of violence and suppress the will of the people.” “We will not give up our support for the people of Burma.”
“We call on the military and police to stop all attacks on protesters peacefully, release all those unjustly detained, stop attacks and intimidate journalists and activists,” he said in a statement. “And restore a democratically elected government.”
The announcement comes hours after the European Union passed sanctions on Myanmar’s military, raising international pressure over the February 1 coup that ousted pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.