United States President Joe Biden said on February 10 he had approved an executive order for brand spanking new sanctions on those liable for the military coup in Myanmar and he repeated demands for the generals to offer up power and free civilian leaders.
Joe Biden said the order enabled his administration “to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests also as close family members”.
Washington would identify the primary round of targets in the week and was taking steps to stop the generals in Myanmar, also referred to as Burma, having access to $1 billion in Myanmar government funds held within the us .
“We also are getting to impose strong exports controls. We are freezing US assets that benefit the Burmese government, while maintaining our support for health care, civil society groups, and other areas that benefit the people of Burma directly,” Biden said at the White House.