MYANMAR – Nine members of the United Nations Security Council officially condemned the junta’s violent killings of civilians, including the use of airstrikes.
The permanent and rotating members of the Security Council—Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Japan, Malta, South Korea, and Slovenia—seriously condemned the terrorist acts of the Myanmar junta council on February 5.
The statement by the nine-member states described how the situation is still worsening in Myanmar even though it’s been three years since the military coup, seriously condemned the junta council for its indiscriminate airstrikes as well as terrorist acts against civilians and supported ASEAN’s request for the junta council to stop all attacks on civilians and civilian buildings immediately.
After three years of military coups, around 18 million civilians need humanitarian assistance, and around 2.6 million civilians have been forced to flee their homes. The UN Security Council asked for the complete, swift, and safe delivery of humanitarian aid to the people in need.
In addition, they also expressed concern over the broken ceasefire in Rakhine State as well as the limits on healthcare and medical treatment and asked to create situations where the Rohingya people can return home as they wish.
They also asked that the junta council comply with UNSC Resolution 2669, cease all violence, reduce conflicts, and release all political prisoners, including President Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and stressed that all must respect human rights, the rule of law, and basic rights.
They mentioned their concern over how there have been no developments regarding UNSC Resolution 2669 and stressed the need to fully carry out the items of the resolution as well as the five ASEAN consensuses.
The UNSC stated that it stands with the Myanmar people and that it respects the Myanmar people’s desire for democracy.
Meanwhile, the Myanmar ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Kyaw Moe Tun requested the UNSC for effective resolutions regarding the Myanmar crisis and punishment against the junta council.