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US Sanctions Two Myanmar Generals Over Coup


FILE - A large image that has an X mark on the face of Commander in chief Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, also chairman of the State Administrative Council, lies on a road as anti-coup protesters gather outside the Hledan Centre in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb. 14, 2021.

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar's military junta over the country's February 1 coup.

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun and General Maung Maung Kyaw.

"The military must reverse its actions and urgently restore the democratically elected government in Burma, or the Treasury Department will not hesitate to take further action," the department said in a statement.

The move freezes any U.S. assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them.

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