US hits Myanmar with additional sanctions

The United States has slapped sanctions on what it says are key financial backers of the military-led government in Myanmar.
The Treasury Department said Thursday it has added two people and 14 companies to a blacklist. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control says it has added 100 people and entities to its Myanmar sanctions. Myanmar is also called Burma.
The United States says its actions target "regime cronies" Zaw Zaw and Win Aung, their business networks and the business networks of two already-designated associates of the junta, Tay Za and Steven Law.
Zaw Zaw was described as the managing director of the Max Myanmar Group of Companies, which was said to have provided important services supporting the Myanmar junta. Win Aung was said to have made large financial donations to the junta.