EU mulls arms embargo, more sanctions on Myanmar after ‘appalling’ violence

EU mulls arms embargo, more sanctions on Myanmar after ‘appalling’ violence
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(Reuters) – The European Union is ready to impose further sanctions on Myanmar after a new escalation of violence by the army and is also urging an international arms embargo on the country, its top diplomat said on Thursday. More than 30 people, including women and children, were killed and their bodies burnt in a village in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kayah state last week by the army, humanitarian agencies said. The Myanmar military said it had shot and killed an unspecified number of “terrorists with weapons” from the opposition armed forces in the village after they did not stop for a militar…

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