Hello and welcome to the details of US to push for 'intense' UN Security Council talks on Myanmar and now with the details
Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.
NEW YORK, March 2 ― US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said yesterday she hopes to use Washington's presidency of the United Nations Security Council in March to push for more “intense discussions” on Myanmar.
Myanmar's elected civilian government was ousted in a military coup on February 1. Myanmar's UN Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun appealed to the United Nations on Friday “to use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military” to restore democracy to the Southeast Asian country.
“I hope to use our time as president of the council to push for more intense discussions,” Thomas-Greenfield told reporters, adding that she planned to have a Security Council discussion on Myanmar “sooner rather than later.”
The Security Council voiced concern ― in a statement last month ― over a state of emergency imposed by the Myanmar military for one year, but stopped short of condemning the coup due to opposition by Russia and China.
Police in Myanmar have dispersed protests against the coup with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets. On Sunday, police fired on crowds in several places, killing 18 people, the UN human rights office said.
Thomas-Greenfield said Washington was ready to use its renewed engagement at the United Nations and internationally “to press the military to reverse its actions and restore a democratically elected government.”
“But the violence we're seeing happening now does not indicate that they're ready to make what I would consider an easy decision for them to make,” she said. “So we do have to ramp up the pressure.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pledged to mobilize global pressure “to make sure that this coup fails.”
Myanmar state television announced on Saturday that Kyaw Moe Tun had been fired for betraying the country. He told Reuters: “I decided to fight back as long as I can.”
The United Nations does not officially recognize the junta as Myanmar's new government as it has received no official notification of any change in government or UN representation.
“We have not received any communication concerning changes in the representation of Myanmar here at the UN in New York,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said yesterday. “And nor have our colleagues in protocol received any information from the Permanent Mission in Myanmar on any changes in the government.” ― Reuters
These were the details of the news US to push for 'intense' UN Security Council talks on Myanmar for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.