U.S., Canada, and U.K. impose new sanctions on Myanmar’s military
Among a series of punitive measures against Myanmar’s military rulers and related entities, the latest is coordinated sanctions.
The United States, Britain and Canada have imposed coordinated sanctions on Myanmar’s military rulers and related entities. This is the latest in a series of punitive measures since the military launched a coup in February.
The United States said on Monday that it will target the ruling State Executive Council (SAC) and 13 officials, freeze any assets in the United States and prohibit Americans from dealing with them.
Canada stated that it has imposed more sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the Myanmar Armed Forces, while the United Kingdom announced sanctions on the state-owned Myanmar Gem Enterprise, which were also included in the previous sanctions by the United States.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in his speech: “Our actions today demonstrate the determination of us and our partners to impose political regimes on the regime as long as it cannot stop violence and take meaningful actions to respect the will of the people. And financial pressure.” A statement announcing the move.
The United States has designated the National Administrative Council of Myanmar and 16 individuals associated with the military regime. We are taking this action together with the United Kingdom and Canada, and the United Kingdom and Canada are also imposing costs on the regime. Thank you, my colleagues, @DominicRaab @Mark·???MarcGarneau?, For your efforts.
-Secretary Anthony Blinken (@SecBlinken) May 17, 2021
Canadian Foreign Minister Mark Gagno said in a statement: “Canada stands with the people of Myanmar. They continue to fight to restore democracy and freedom in their country. We will not hesitate to take further action.”
Since the Burmese military seized power, protests across the country have continued. Coup on February 1, Detained and removed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The local coup organization stated that since the coup, at least 796 people have been killed by security forces and nearly 4,000 have been imprisoned.
The United States and other Western countries have steadily added key members of the military regime and state-owned enterprises that provide funding to their sanctions lists to force the military to restore democracy.
However, the unrest continued, explosions occurred every day, the formation of local militias confronted the army, and the coup d’etat demonstrators throughout Southeast Asian countries protested and went on strike.
On Sunday, there are six opposition rebels Be killed After several days of confrontation, the military said that an anti-coup defense force composed of civilians said.
In the western Chin State, the town of Mindat has become a turbulent hotspot, and some residents have formed the Chin Lan Defence Force (CDF) here.
“Our six members of the CDF try to protect the safety of the people of Mindat, [the military] And sacrificed his life for the national revolution. The CDF said in a statement.