US seeks action, possible UN resolution on Myanmar junta

US State Department counsellor Derek Chollet says the UN Security Council needs to be realistic on how far Russia and China, veto-wielding allies of the Myanmar junta, are willing to take action. – AFP pic, September 23, 2022.

THE United States is seeking more pressure on Myanmar’s junta through the United Nations and is urging the international community not to recognise upcoming elections, a senior official said yesterday. 

“There is wide acknowledgement that the regime needs to feel more pressure,” State Department counsellor Derek Chollet, who is leading US diplomacy on Myanmar during the annual United Nations General Assembly, told AFP. 

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