EU readies more sanctions against Myanmar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will extend its arms embargo on Myanmar for another year this week and may then move to target more Yangon generals with fresh sanctions, EU diplomats and officials said.

FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton/File Photo

The EU accuses Myanmar of “serious and systemic” human rights violations in a military operation in the country’s northwest last year that sent nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh.

The EU arms embargo is now in place until the…

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