US President Joe Biden, on Monday urged Myanmar’s military to relinquish power and threatened of imposing sanctions on the east Asian country .
The international community should close in one voice to press the Burmese military to right away relinquish the facility they need seized,” Biden said during a statement
Biden said that the sanctions on Burma were removed basis the progress made towards democracy, but warned that a reversal of the progress will necessitate a review of the choices that led to removing the sanctions. “The us will get up for democracy wherever it’s under fire ,” he said
Taking note of these who stand with the people of Burma: Biden
Biden’s tough stand came after the military arrested Myanmar’s iconic democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, along side other politicians after a sweeping election victory of her party . The disruption of the democratic process during a strategically important country is unlikely to be tolerated by the US, which is wary of Chinese meddling within the internal affairs of Asian nations.
The us is listening of these who stand with the people of Burma during this difficult hour… we’ll work with our partners throughout the region and therefore the refore the world to support the restoration of democracy and the rule of law, also on hold accountable those liable for overturning Burma’s democratic transition,” Biden said in an indirect regard to China.