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UNSC to meet in New York today to discuss Myanmar situation
March 05, 2021

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) will meet in New York on Friday to discuss the situation in Myanmar and measures against military junta.

The UN human rights investigator on Myanmar, Thomas Andrews has urged the Council to impose a global arms embargo and targeted economic sanctions on the ruling junta.

Meanwhile, the United States has imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs and military conglomerates.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that Washington would take further action in response to the rising violence.

The European Union has also suspended support for development projects to avoid providing financial assistance to the military.