. U.N. assembly condemns Myanmar coup, calls for arms embargo « JO LEE MAGAZINE

PBS — In a rare move, the U.N. General Assembly on Friday condemned Myanmar’s military coup and called for an arms embargo against the country in a resolution that demonstrated widespread global opposition to the junta and demanded the restoration of the country’s democratic transition.

The action by the General Assembly, while not legally binding, reflects international disapproval of the Feb. 1 coup that ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s party from power and put her under arrest along with many government leaders and politicians, as well as strong opposition to the military crackdown on protesters demanding an end to the army’s takeover.

Read more at PBS News Hour.

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