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UN Wants ‘Global Arms Embargo’ On Myanmar

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The United Nations Security Council should impose a “global arms embargo” and targeted sanctions against Myanmar’s military, a top UN rights expert said Thursday.
In a fresh report, Thomas Andrews, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights situation in Myanmar, called for the international community to “act urgently and decisively” to support those demanding a return to democracy in the country.
The UN Security Council, he said, should urgently “impose a global arms embargo” and “impose targeted economic sanctions against the Myanmar military and its sources of revenue.”
The UN Security Council is due to discuss the crisis on Friday, as international pressure mounts.
China, North Korea, India , Pakistan and six other countries sell arms to Myanmar.

Courtesy – AFP

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