President Joe Biden has said the United States is reviewing sanctions laws and developing a “proper course of action” in the wake of the military coup in Myanmar.
“For almost ten years, the Burmese people have been working consistently to establish elections, civil rule and a peaceful transfer of power in the country,” said President Biden. He also added that the United States had lifted sanctions on Myanmar, known as Burma until 1989, after the start of the democratic process.
“Reversing this progress requires immediate review of sanctions laws and powers,” the White House said in a statement, calling on other countries to take the same step.
The US Senate also issued a statement saying, “Congress is ready to cooperate. [თეთრ სახლში] To resolve the situation with the new administration. “
The military coup in Myanmar was also condemned by Brussels. EU leaders have demanded the immediate release of all detained state leaders. A similar statement was made in Britain, Australia, many countries around the world and at the UN. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on the parties to engage in dialogue and a peaceful resolution of the conflict.
A military coup in Myanmar took place on February 1st. The armed forces arrested the country’s de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi and other members of the ruling National League for Democracy party.
In a statement to a military TV channel, the coup organizers accused Myanmar leaders of failing to respond to the rigged election in November. Military leaders say the state of emergency will last for a year. It is also reported that elections will be held during this one year and the military will hand over power to the winner.