Brock’s petition for 27 members came in response to the brutal killings of more than 30 people in Kayah State last week by the Myanmar Army.
The European Union is ready to impose further sanctions on Myanmar after the spread of new military violence and is urging an international arms embargo on the country.
“Given the intensification of violence in Myanmar, we need to strengthen international precautions, including an arms embargo,” EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said in a statement Thursday.
“The EU is also ready to impose further sanctions on the junta,” he added.
More than 30 people, including women and children, were killed and their bodies burned in a conflict-torn village in Kayah State last week, according to humanitarian agencies.
Myanmar troops said they shot and killed an unspecified number of “weapon-equipped terrorists” from opposition forces in the village after they did not stop for military checks.
Since the military coup in February, the EU has imposed targeted sanctions on the Myanmar military, its leaders and organizations.
EU financial support to the government has been discontinued, and support that may be considered justified by the military regime has been frozen.
Source: TRT World and distributors
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/eu-seeks-arms-embargo-more-sanctions-on-myanmar-after-appalling-violence-53142?utm_source=other&utm_medium=rss EU calls for arms embargo and further sanctions on Myanmar after “horrible” violence