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U.S. senators ask State Department to arrange U.N. Security Council session on Myanmar

U.S. senators ask State Department to arrange U.N. Security Council session on Myanmar

Two senior members of the U.S. Senate urged the State Department on Wednesday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to consider human rights violations in Myanmar.
Sens. Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate's Republican minority, and Dianne Feinstein, Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary terrorism subcommittee, wrote that "The current situation in Burma merits a strong and meaningful response by our government." Burma is another name for Myanmar.
McConnell and Feinstein asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to report to the council on the situation involving "repressive measures" from Myanmar authorities "in response to the largest nonviolent demonstrations in Burma in five years."
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Yangon, the capital, have been met by soldiers sent by the country's ruling junta to quell protests of rising energy prices and increases in the cost of living.


Updated : 2021-04-22 01:32 GMT+08:00