State Department Counselor Derek Chollet called for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release and condemned the ‘growing authoritarian partnership between Moscow and the junta’.
Ex-US envoy Scot Marciel argues that the military has left no room for real negotiation; he also says Bangkok and Washington should cooperate to help refugees.
US officials met the NUG’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit as the White House announced some $150 million in energy, maritime pledges for SE Asia.
US officials are expected to show support for democratic forces in Myanmar and tout a scaled-back trade deal for the region at the two-day ASEAN-US summit in Washington.
In talks in Washington, President Biden and Prime Minister Lee also called on the regime to end violence against civilians, allow access to aid and restore democracy.
Inviting some nations and shunning others creates division and gives ammunition to China and Russia; the US should focus on backing democratic youth movements worldwide.