Biden Approves New Executive Orders To Sanction Myanmar Military Leaders


US President Joe Biden announced that he has approved a new executive order to immediately sanction leaders of the Myanmar military who directed the February 1 coup, as well as their business interests and family members. 

At a White House briefing on Wednesday, the President said the administration “will identify a first round of targets this week” and “we’re also going to impose strong export controls”. 

Biden also confirmed the freezing of US assets that “benefit the Burmese (Myanmar) government, while maintaining our support for healthcare, civil society groups, and other areas that benefit the people directly”. 

Biden said the people in Myanmar are making their voices heard by staging the ongoing protests across the country the coup and the detentions, adding that “the world is watching”.