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US Treasury imposes sanctions on Myanmar officials

The US Treasury Department said on Thursday it imposed sanctions on 14 senior Myanmar government officials in the wake of Yangon's military crackdown on political demonstrations.

 

The Treasury's action, which follows an executive order by President George W Bush authorizing new sanctions against the Myanmar government, prohibits US financial transactions with the 14 officials and seeks to freeze any assets they may have under US Jurisdiction. (Reuters)