UN concern over Myanmar military violence


New York: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the continuing violence against protesters in Myanmar, despite calls from the Security Council. He called on the international community to work together and for bilateral cooperation to end the country’s military repression. The United Nations Security Council has called on the Myanmar military to exercise restraint and resume talks, but said the killings and unilateral arrests were “clearly in defiance of Security Council requests”. A spokesman for Guterres has already issued a statement. He urged the military rulers to give his special envoy the opportunity to visit Myanmar to try to calm the situation in Myanmar and create a conducive environment for talks and the restoration of democracy. He made it clear to the people of Myanmar that his support for their democratic aspirations would continue.

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