Joe’s feeling the heat.
‘Direct assault’ on democracy: Biden threatens sanctions against Myanmar unless military respects ‘credible election’
1 Feb, 2021 19:02
US President Joe Biden called the military seizure of power in Myanmar a “direct assault” on democracy and rule of law, demanding they “immediately” surrender or face an “international community” response, including sanctions.
Citing allegations of fraud in the November general election, the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) declared a one-year emergency on Monday and detained President Win Myint and de facto prime minister, Aung San Suu Kyi.
In a statement on Monday afternoon, the White House called this action “a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the rule of law” and said this “reversal of progress” toward democracy will “necessitate an immediate review of our sanction laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action.”