The United States on Sunday urged Myanmar’s navy to launch detained officers, together with de facto chief Aung San Suu Kyi, and warned of a response from Washington over the obvious coup.
Suu Kyi and the nation’s president had been taken into custody after weeks of rising tensions between the navy and the civilian authorities over allegations of fraud in November’s elections.
“The United States opposes any attempt to alter the outcome of recent elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition, and will take action against those responsible if these steps are not reversed,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated in a press release.
“We urge the military and all other parties to adhere to democratic norms and the rule of law, and to release those detained today,” she added.
The navy final week signaled it may seize energy to settle its claims of irregularities within the polls, which Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) celebration gained simply.
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