Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Following the use of violence on the pro-democracy protesters in Mandalay by the Myanmar military, the United States on Monday (local time) designated two additional State Administrative Council (SAC) members, saying, Washington will continue to work with a broad coalition of international partners to promote accountability for coup leaders and those responsible for this violence.
"Today, the United States is responding by designating two additional State Administrative Council (SAC) members, Maung Maung Kyaw and Moe Myint Tun. These designations were made pursuant to Section 1(a)(iii)(A) of Executive Order (E.O.) 14014, 'Blocking Property With Respect to the Situation in Burma'," said US State Secretary Antony J Blinken.
He also reiterated the US' support to the people of Myanmar who are fighting "for a return to democratic governance, peace, and rule of law".