Myanmar: UNSC calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi

(VOVWORLD) - The UN Security Council on Thursday issued a press statement expressing deep concern over the military takeover in Myanmar and calling for the immediate release of Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint.
Myanmar: UNSC calls for release of Aung San Suu Kyi - ảnh 1Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at a conference in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

The statement urged “the pursuance of dialogue and reconciliation in accordance with the will and interests of the people of Myanmar.” It also stressed the need to “uphold democratic institutions and processes, refrain from violence, and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.”

A spokesperson for the Chinese delegation to the UN said he hopes the statement will lead to positive results.

US national security advisor Jake Sullivan said the US is considering targeted sanctions against individuals and military-controlled entities involved in the military takeover of Myanmar.

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