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White House to conduct “immediate review” of US sanctions on Myanmar

By AFP
06 February 2021   |   6:38 am
The reversal of democratic progress in Myanmar "will necessitate an immediate review of our sanctions' laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says after US President Joe Biden called on Myanmar's military to relinquish power immediately and ordered a review to consider reimposing sanctions lifted during the nation's transition to democracy.

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