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Biden administration to sanction Myanmar’s military leaders

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U.S. President Joe Biden approved an executive order to enable the U.S. to sanction members of Myanmar’s military for their involvement in a recent coup.

Biden announced this on Wednesday.

“Today, I’ve approved a new executive order enabling us to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests, as well as close family members,” Biden said.

The U.S. will identify a first round of targets this week, and will also impose export controls on the country and freeze U.S. assets that benefit the government of Myanmar.

“Today, I again call on the Burmese military to immediately release the democratic political leaders and activists they are now detaining,” Biden said.

Emmanuel Yashim

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