US sanctions Myanmar junta leaders

Washington, May 17

The US placed more members of Myanmar’s ruling military junta on a financial blacklist on Monday for the deadly attacks against civilians following the February coup in the southeast Asian nation. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed financial sanctions on 16 persons and the newly created State Administration Council.

The designation freezes any assets they have within a US jurisdiction and bars anyone within a US jurisdiction from conducting any financial transactions with them. Thirteen of them are senior members of Myanmar’s military, which seized control of the country in February. — AP

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