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Myanmar Crisis

US puts sanctions on two Myanmar generals over coup

Washington urges junta to restore democracy, or 'further action' will be taken

Demonstrators hold placards showing Aung San Suu Kyi as they protest against the military coup in Yangon on Monday.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on two members of Myanmar's military junta and threatened further actions over the country's Feb. 1 coup.

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said the move took aim at General Maung Maung Kyaw, who is the air force commander in chief, and Lieutenant General Moe Myint Tun, a former army chief of staff and commander of one of the military's special operations bureaus which oversee operations from the capital, Naypyidaw.

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