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Myanmar Crisis

US sanctions on Myanmar: 5 things to know

Military-linked enterprises bear brunt, but other businesses risk public wrath

Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, left, is among the first current and former generals sanctioned by the U.S. under a new executive order by President Joe Biden. (Photos by Reuters)   © Reuters

YANGON -- U.S. President Joe Biden has announced his administration's strongest actions to date in response to the Myanmar coup that ousted the elected government of de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Biden's executive order was quickly followed by the first sanctions, a Treasury Department move to freeze the assets of a list of coup leaders and related figures. Here are five things to know about that U.S. response and its likely effect.

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