Burma

May 18, 2021

United States Announces Assistance for Rohingya Refugees

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: At the launch of the 2021 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, the United States announced nearly $155 million in new assistance to sustain critical efforts to support Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and internally displaced...

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May 17, 2021

US State Department: Designating Burma’s Military Regime

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Today, the United States is announcing new sanctions against Burma’s military regime in response to its continued violence and repression against the people of Burma, most recently in Mindat, Chin State, and its failure to take any steps to restore...

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April 21, 2021

US State Department: Sanctions on 2 Burmese Enterprises

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The Burmese military regime continues to ignore the will of the people of Burma to restore the country’s path to democracy.  Instead of acceding to the clear aspirations of its citizens, the regime has intensified its violent crackdown, killing more...

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April 8, 2021

US State Department: Sanctions on Burmese Enterprise

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The Burmese military regime has ignored the will of the people of Burma to restore the country’s path toward democracy and has continued to commit lethal attacks against protesters in addition to random attacks on bystanders.  This includes security forces’...

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April 8, 2021

US State Department: Burma New Year – Thingyan Festival

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On behalf of the United States of America, I extend best wishes and heartfelt concern to the people of Burma for Burma’s New Year, Thingyan. Thingyan is a time of rebirth and renewal. At this time of crisis, the United...

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March 25, 2021

US Strongly Condemns Recent Killing of People in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States is shocked and deeply saddened by reports that Burmese security forces continued to use lethal force against the people of Burma last weekend, resulting in the deaths of at least 27 people, including several children. These abhorrent and brutal acts...

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March 25, 2021

US State Department: Sanctions on Military Burmese Entities

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Members of the Burmese military have taken increasingly disturbing actions aimed at their own citizens since February 1.  In response to the military’s refusal to disavow the coup and continuing violence against peaceful protestors, today the United States is taking...

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March 22, 2021

US State Department: Designating Military Officials in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: Since the military coup last month, the people of Burma have voiced their aspirations for a return to democratic governance, peace, and rule of law.  The United States, together with our allies and partners, has stood with them.  In response,...

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March 11, 2021

US State Department: Violence Against Protestors in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: For the past five weeks, the people of Burma have taken to the streets to protest peacefully and voice their aspirations for a return to democracy and the rule of law.  In response, Burmese security forces – at the behest...

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February 23, 2021

US State Department: Violence Against Protestors in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: The United States stands in solidarity with the people of Burma who came out across the country with courage and determination today to reject the military coup and voice their aspirations for a return to democratic governance, peace, and rule...

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February 11, 2021

US State Department: Designating Officials of Burma

Designating Officials and Entities in Connection with the Military Coup in Burma Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement: On February 1, prior to the scheduled seating of Burma’s newly elected Parliament, the Burmese military detained a broad cross-section of civilian government leadership, including State Counsellor Aung...

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February 3, 2021

G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation in Burma

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union. We, the G7...

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