xi's moments
Home | Americas

US adds Myanmar ministries, commercial entities to blacklist

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-03-05 08:57

People participate in a protest in Yangon, Myanmar, March 2, 2021. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON - The US Department of Commerce on Thursday added Myanmar's Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, and two commercial entities to its trade blacklist.

The Commerce Department also announced more restrictive export control measures against Myanmar.

The United States last month designated multiple Myanmar military leaders and blacklisted three entities related to the military or security forces of Myanmar.

A one-year state of emergency was declared in Myanmar after President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, along with other officials from the National League for Democracy (NLD), were detained by the military on Feb 1.

The military had alleged that there was massive voting fraud in the country's November 2020 general elections, which saw the NLD win a majority of seats in both houses of parliament.

Myanmar's Union Election Commission dismissed the allegation.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349