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US places sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar's second-largest Protesters take part in a demonstration against the military coup in Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay on Feb 22, 2021. (Photo: AFP/STR)

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday (Feb 23) imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta over the country’s Feb 1 coup.

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun and General Maung Maung Kyaw.

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“The military must reverse its actions and urgently restore the democratically elected government in Burma, or the Treasury Department will not hesitate to take further action,” the department said in a statement.

The move freezes any US assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them. 

This post courtesy of channel_news_Asia

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