UN Security Council to address the situation in Myanmar today

Today, the United Nations Security Council will address the situation in Myanmar after the recent coup in that Asian country, which was widely rejected by the international community.

As agreed on the previous day by the member states of that United Nations body, the meeting will be behind closed doors and via video link.

The day before, the Secretary-General of the multilateral organization, Antonio Guterres, had demanded that the Asian country’s military respect democracy and the rule of law, and condemned the arrest of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders.

The highest representative of the United Nations called on the military leaders to respect the will of the people of Myanmar and comply with democratic standards.

In a statement issued by his spokesman’s office, Guterres said that the differences must be addressed through peaceful dialogue.

On Sunday, the military arrested the state councilor and leader of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi. The President of Myanmar, Win Myint, and several ministers.

🔷 Coup in Burma. Declaration of military emergency for a year

After those arrests, the army declared a state of emergency on Monday, and announced that it would take political control of the country for a year, in addition to accusing the executive authority of committing fraud in last November’s elections.

The United Nations supports the outcome of these elections, and affirms that it gave a clear mandate to the National League for Democracy and the formation of Suu Kyi, and for this reason Guterres asked the Myanmar army to respect the election result.

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