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The US said that its position on the military council has not changed.

The US said that its position on the military council has not changed.


US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that merely reducing Aung San Suu Kyi's prison sentence will not change the United States' stance on the Burmese military. At a press conference yesterday that its position on the military council will not change until the points requested by the United States are done.



He said that the United States has demanded a return to the path of peaceful democracy and justice for those who suffered, to immediately release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, U Win Myint, and all those who have been unjustly arrested, to stop the violence, and to allow humanitarian assistance. "If they want to change the attitude of the United States towards the military council, they need to do something on their side first," said Matthew Miller. The United States is particularly concerned about the Military Council's extension of the coup d'état, and it is only to delay the time to return to peace.


On August 1st, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was sentenced to 33 years in prison, had reduced her sentence by six years, and some prisoners were also released by the military council. The military leader has extended the coup emergency period for another six months under the pretext that terrorist killings in the country are getting worse, and security is still needed.


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