President Considers Sanctions Against Myanmar

Expresses concerns over the military removal of government leader.

In the wake of the military taking control of Myanmar and detaining the leaders of its civilian government, President Joe Biden is considering sanctions against Burma for the “coup.“ The Burmese military has also declared a national state of emergency in that country. The U.S. president has decried the actions as an assault on democracy.

“The United States removed sanctions on Burma over the past decade based on progress toward democracy. The reversal of that progress will necessitate an immediate review of our sanction laws and authorities, followed by appropriate action,“ President Biden said. “The United States will stand up for democracy wherever it is under attack.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as they consider the appropriate response to the situation in Burma.
  • For the State Department as diplomats and U.S. officials interact with foreign nations.
  • For the U.S. Armed Forces serving in the Asian region.

Sources: AP, The White House


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