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Remarks by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield at a U.S. Co-Hosted UN Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on Burma

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield U.S. Representative to the United Nations New York, New York April 9, 2021 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Barbara. And let me just start by expressing – adding our voices, as others have, to expressing condolences on the passing of Prince Philip. And we send our sympathies to the Royal Family and to ...
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Joint Statement by Ambassadors to Myanmar

April 9, 2021 Two months ago, on February 9, Mya Thwe Thwe Khine was shot while taking cover under a bus shelter during a protest in Naypyidaw. She was 19. Since then, over 600 civilians have been killed in Myanmar, many of them while protesting for hard-won democratic rights and freedoms. Children were murdered. Thousands ...
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Treasury Sanctions Key Gems Enterprise in Burma

April 8, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Myanma Gems Enterprise (MGE), a Burmese state-owned entity that is responsible for all gemstone activities in Burma. Gemstones are a key economic resource for the Burmese military regime that is violently repressing pro-democracy protests in the ...
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