Biden to speak on Myanmar coup Wednesday, expected to announce sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on the U.S

Reuters February 11, 2021 00:10:39 IST
Biden to speak on Myanmar coup Wednesday, expected to announce sanctions

Biden to speak on Myanmar coup Wednesday expected to announce sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on the U.S. response to the military coup in Myanmar at 1 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Wednesday, the White House said.

Biden is expected to announce sanctions on those responsible for the takeover, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The United States has determined the military's actions a coup, triggering restrictions on aid to the country, and Biden has threatened to impose fresh sanctions.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Steve Holland and Simon Lewis; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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