Biden threatens U.S. sanctions after Myanmar coup, launches policy review


  • World
  • Tuesday, 02 Feb 2021

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden walks from Marine One to the White House in Washington, U.S., January 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar following a coup by the country's military leaders and called for a concerted international response to press them to relinquish power.

Biden condemned the military's takeover from the civilian-led government on Monday and its detention of elected leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as "a direct assault on the country's transition to democracy and the rule of law."

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