WASHINGTON, February 23 (Sputnik) – The US government sanctioned two individuals in connection with the military coup in Myanmar, the Treasury Department said in a statement.
The US sanctioned Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun and General Maung Maung Kyaw, the release said. Following the coup the Burmese military announced the two men would be members of the State Administration Council.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed that the United States would take more action if the course was not reversed.
On February 1, Myanmar’s military seized power, announcing a one-year state of emergency citing alleged voter fraud in the November 8 general election, which was won by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party. The military said it was committed to the democratic system and vowed to hold new and fair elections after the state of emergency ended.
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