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US sanctions on Myanmar not enough: UN

 International Desk

 Published: 03:33 PM, 19 July 2019   Updated: 03:33 PM, 19 July 2019

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United Nations envoy Yanghee Lee said that the United States’ travel restrictions on Burmese military officers on charges of violating human rights in the Rohingya issue, is not enough.

She made this remark at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital on Thursday.

Lee said that the army chief Min Aung Hailing, deputy army chief Soe Wein and Brigadier General Than OO and Aung Aung and two other army officers including all who are named in the UN investigation report published in the year 2018 on Rohingya repression, should face trial on the charge of massacre.

In Washington this week, the United States has imposed sanctions on Myanmar army chief Main Aung Hailing and three other senior army officers and their family members. That's Washington's toughest, cheapest action yet. Although this restriction is not enough, Lee said that the United States Ministry of the United States has not yet described it as a genocide; this recognition is needed from the United States to impose strong international sanctions on Myanmar.