US accuses Myanmar military of coup

The United States now officially claims that the Myanmar military has staged a coup against the Aung San Suu Kyi government. As a result, the United States will offer less support to the government, a State Department official said.

“After a careful examination of the facts and circumstances, it appears that Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the ruling party in Myanmar, and President-elect Win Mint were ousted in the February 1 coup.”

The United States will immediately begin reviewing aid to Myanmar. By branding it a “conspiracy”, US support for Myanmar is low. Washington has very little direct support for the Myanmar government anyway. Most American resources end up in the country through civil society organizations. Humanitarian aid to the Rohingya Muslim minority and any aid that directly benefits the people of Myanmar have not been phased out.

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As soon as Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested, the US government immediately demanded the return of power and threatened to impose sanctions on the country again over the past decade.

The United Nations Security Council will discuss the situation in Myanmar on Tuesday afternoon. It is hoped that members will accept a statement expressing deep concern to the United Nations Security Council, on whose initiative the meeting was organized, condemning the regime change and calling for the immediate release of those illegally detained.

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