U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its coup and violent crackdown on protesters. Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary… Read More U.S. senators urge President Joe Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar military junta

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leader’s children, companies

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on two children of Myanmar’s military leader Min Aung Hlaing and six companies they control, increasing pressure on the military as it continues its crackdown against protesters in the wake of the army’s February 1 coup. The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement it blacklisted Aung Pyae… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leader’s children, companies

U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

The United States on Thursday unveiled new measures to punish Myanmar’s army for its February 1 coup, adding the country’s ministries of defense and home affairs and its top military conglomerates to a trade blacklist. Washington has also subjected Myanmar to ‘military end use’ export control restrictions, requiring its U.S. suppliers to seek difficult-to-obtain U.S.… Read More U.S. places Myanmar ministries, businesses on trade blacklist

U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar’s military junta and threatened further actions over the country’s February 1 coup. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at General Maung Maung Kyaw, who is the air force commander in chief, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint… Read More U.S. imposes sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

U.S. President Joe Biden imposes sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses over coup

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he had approved an executive order for new sanctions on those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar and he repeated demands for the generals to give up power and free civilian leaders. Biden said the order enabled his administration “to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden imposes sanctions on Myanmar generals, businesses over coup