U.S President Joe Biden approved an executive order to sanctions army generals who were in charge of the coup which took place in Myanmar a week ago. Ever since this unfortunate event happened Biden has repeatedly condemned the act asking the military to reverse the coup.
Biden says this executive order allows his administration to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests as well as close family members.
Biden’s administration is contemplating the first round of sanctions it will impose in the course of the week. Top on the list is a sanction targeting Myanmar Generals also known as Burma whom they want to deny access of $1 billion held in the United States belonging to Myanmar’s government.
“We’re also going to impose strong exports controls. We’re freezing U.S. assets that benefit the Burmese government, while maintaining our support for health care, civil society groups, and other areas that benefit the people of Burma directly,” said President Biden.
Biden added that his government is more than ready to impose more sanctions on Myanmar Generals if need be. “We’ll be ready to impose additional measures, and we’ll continue to work with our international partners to urge other nations to join us in these efforts,” added Biden.