Burma

UN Resolution Raps Myanmar Junta for Coup, Calls for Halt in Arms Trade 

By Kyodo News 19 June 2021

NEW YORK—The UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution denouncing the Myanmar military “in the strongest terms” over its February coup that ousted elected leaders as well as its continued use of violence against anti-government protesters in the country.

The resolution, agreed in a majority vote, also seeks to “prevent the flow of arms” into the Southeast Asian country, while calling “for the immediate release” of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other detained leaders.

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