: :inin Kyiv (EET)

137 NGOs worldwide ask UN for Myanmar arms embargo

Armed police security forces cross a road in Mandalay last week. (AP pic)NEW YORK: Nearly 140 NGOs from 31 countries signed an open letter Wednesday calling for the UN Security Council to urgently impose an arms embargo on Myanmar after the military coup there earlier this month.
“The United Nations Security Council should urgently impose a global arms embargo on Myanmar in response to the military coup and to deter the junta from committing further abuses,” the letter said.
It went on to say, “Governments that permit arms transfers to Myanmar – including China, India, Israel, North Korea, the Philippines, Russia, and …read more

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