US to revise sanctions regime against Myanmar after military coup

  • US to revise sanctions regime against Myanmar after military coup

Washington: The United States will immediately review the Myanmar sanctions regime. The White House is threatening "retaliatory measures" after the military seizure of power in Myanmar.

This was announced on Monday by US President Joe Biden, writes "Voice of America".

Biden called the current situation in Myanmar a direct attack on the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law.

"Over the past decade, the United States has rolled back sanctions against Burma (Myanmar) based on its progress towards democracy. Scaling back this progress will require an immediate review of existing sanctions laws and regulations, followed by the implementation of appropriate measures," the US president said in a statement.

He called on the international community to demand that the Burmese military resign from power, release detainees, lift restrictions imposed on telecommunications and not use violence against civilians.

Recall that in Myanmar, the military declared a state of emergency in the country for a year. There are communication problems throughout the country. They also detained the country's President On Myin and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

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