The United States is preparing new measures against Myanmar connected with violence against demonstrators, said US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
At least 18 people were killed and 30 injured during protests in Myanmar on Sunday, the official representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani, said earlier. According to reports, the police used live weapons to disperse demonstrations in Yangon, Dawei, Mandalay, Bago, and Pakkoku. Tear gas, light, and noise grenades were also used.
“We are preparing additional actions to make those responsible for the recent outbreak of violence and the recent coup pay. We will share the news in the coming days,” Sullivan said in a written statement.
According to him, the United States will continue to coordinate with allies and partners on this issue.