‘Absolutely outrageous’: Biden expresses outrage over civilian killings in Myanmar

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US President Joe Biden has expressed outrage over the latest killings of harmless folks by the safety forces in Myanmar, the place army junta overthrew a democratically elected authorities.

“It’s terrible. It’s absolutely outrageous. And based on the reporting I’ve gotten, an awful lot of people have been killed totally unnecessarily,” Biden mentioned on Sunday.

He was responding to questions concerning the latest deaths of harmless folks in a protest in opposition to the army coup in Myanmar.

Over a 100 folks misplaced their lives on Saturday, Myanmar’s National Armed Forces Day, and pictures had been fired on the American Center of Yangon, in an incident that’s being investigated, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, mentioned.

“The Burmese military marked the country’s National Armed Forces Day with a senseless and brutal crackdown that claimed the lives of over one hundred Burmese citizens. This is the bloodiest day that we have witnessed since the junta’s illegal and illegitimate coup,” he mentioned.

“The reported attack on the American Center in Yangon suggests that this situation is untenable and increasingly spiraling out of control,” Meeks mentioned condemning the army’s actions in Myanmar.

“I call on the Tatmadaw to ensure the safety of American personnel and refrain from violence against the people who are protesting its continuing undemocratic actions. I welcome the Biden administration’s sanctions on MEC and MEHL earlier this week and urge the administration to work with our partners to place additional pressure on the junta until it respects the will of the people,” Meeks mentioned.

On Saturday, Chiefs of Defense of Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America in a joint assertion condemned using deadly drive in opposition to unarmed folks by the Myanmar armed forces and related safety providers.

“A professional military follows international standards for conduct and is responsible for protecting – not harming – the people it serves. We urge the Myanmar Armed Forces to cease violence and work to restore respect and credibility with the people of Myanmar that it has lost through its actions,” the joint assertion mentioned.

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