September 26, 2021

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New York: U.S. investigators thwart an attack on Myanmar’s UN ambassador

The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged the two citizens with being out Myanmar, Attempted assassination on their country’s ambassador One Planned. As senior investigators announced on Friday, both men wanted to force pro-democracy diplomat Kiao Mo to resign – and kill him if he refused. Two suspects, aged 28 and 20, were arrested.

According to court documents, U.S. officials received notice of the assassination plot a few days ago. A representative of the Federal Police said law enforcement officers acted quickly to prevent the attack FBI, Jacqueline Maguire.

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. In the Southeast Asian country, the military seized power in a coup in February. The real prime minister is Aung San Suu Kyi.

Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Kyaw Mo Tun, supports the democratic movement in his country and has established himself against military rule. He opposed the call for the resignation of the military rulers. According to investigators, the assassination attempt on Kiao Mo Tun was planned in Westchester County, north of New York, where the diplomat resides.

Recently, the military regime in Myanmar extended the state of emergency imposed after the coup for one and a half years until August 2023. In the weeks following the coup, large-scale protests erupted in Myanmar, with security forces cracking down. More than 900 people were killed, according to activists.

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