According to a statement from the US Department of Commerce, the sanctions, which will go into effect on March 8, will affect the Ministry of the Interior and Defense of the Southeast Asian country and many commercial conglomerates in the military.
White House spokesman Jane Psaki also highlighted the issue of the detained journalists during the protests, stressing that the Biden administration was extremely concerned about the closures.
On February 12, the US Treasury had already imposed sanctions on ten senior SCAF members and three local military companies.
On Wednesday, 38 protesters were killed and many injured in clashes with security forces across the country in Myanmar. UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Christine Schranner Burgner spoke about the bloodiest days since the military coup.
In Myanmar, anger erupted a month after the military seized power on February 1 and detained the country’s de facto leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, over her domestic political activities and her party, the National League for Democracy. (National League for Democracy) many senior officials. The military claims the NLD won last year’s election by fraud.
The military coup delayed democratic reforms after nearly 50 years of military rule. So far, hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest the takeover. Several Western countries have imposed limited sanctions on the military regime.
He was the victim of clashes between law enforcement forces and protesters since at least fifty deaths since the coup.
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