US, European defense chiefs condemn violence in Myanmar

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The protection chiefs of a dozen nations, together with the USA, the United Kingdom and Germany, issued a joint assertion Saturday calling for an end to violence by the army towards unarmed civilians in Myanmar.

The statement, which follows what the U.N. described because the “bloodiest day” because the army coup in early February, condemned using lethal pressure towards unarmed individuals, including that a “skilled army follows worldwide standards for conduct and is liable for defending — not harming — the individuals it serves.”

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused the army of “a reign of terror” that was “sacrificing the lives of the individuals to serve the few” and British Overseas Secretary Dominic Raab called it a “new low.” The EU delegation to Myanmar said Saturday would “keep engraved as a day of terror and dishonour.”

At the least 114 individuals, including young youngsters, have been killed in Myanmar on Saturday, in line with Reuters, after security forces targeted demonstrators.& The violence befell on Armed Forces Day, which commemorates the resistance towards Japan through the Second World Warfare.

Final week, the U.S., the U.K. and the EU imposed sanctions towards high-ranking army personnel, among others.&

Russia and China have to date not commented on the current violence in Myanmar.& Until that modifications, sanctions by the U.N. Safety Council are out of the query.

U.N. Particular Rapporteur Tom Andrews said in a statement that if the Security Council can't act, then a world emergency summit on Myanmar ought to be held instantly. He stated the junta must be minimize off from funding, similar to oil and fuel revenues, and from entry to weapons.

“Phrases of condemnation or concern are frankly ringing hollow to the individuals of Myanmar while the army junta commits mass murder towards them,” Andrews added.