UN calls for member states to ‘prevent the flow of arms’ into Myanmar

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UNITED NATIONS, United States, June 19, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – The UN General Assembly on Friday called on member states to “prevent the flow of arms” into Myanmar, part of a non-binding resolution condemning the military junta in the violence-wracked country.

The resolution was approved by 119 countries, with 36 abstaining — including China, Myanmar’s main ally. Only one country, Belarus, voted against it.

This came on the same day that the Security Council was holding informal talks on the situation in the Southeast Asian nation, where the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1.