US President Joe Biden warns of sanctions after Myanmar's coup

US President Joe Biden warns of sanctions after Myanmar's coup
Calling the military coup in Myanmar a direct attack in the direction of democracy, US President Joe Biden on Monday warned of a new ban in the country. The US criticized the move to detain the country's top leaders, including state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi.

According to media reports, the military-owned television channel 'Mayawadi TV' announced on Monday morning that the army had taken control of the country for a year. "The coup by Myanmar's military, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other officials and the declaration of a national emergency are a direct attack on the democratic transfer of power in the country," Biden said in a statement.

He said, "In a democracy, the army should not ignore the will of the people." For nearly a decade, the people of Myanmar have been continuously working to hold elections, establish democratic governments and peaceful power transfers. This progress should be respected. The US president also summoned the global community to pressurize the Myanmar military in unison. ''
Governments and international organizations around the world have condemned the coup, saying limited democratic reforms in Myanmar have suffered a setback. "This is a major setback for present-day Myanmar as a democracy," said Linda Lakhdheer, legal advisor for Human Rights Watch. Its credibility on the world stage is discounted. Human rights organizations fear that stern action against human rights activists, journalists and those criticizing the military is possible.

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