A 193-member U.N. General Assembly vote on a draft resolution calling for an immediate suspension of the direct and indirect supply, sale or transfer of all weapons and munitions to Myanmar has been postponed.
A spokesman for the U.N. General Assembly president said yesterday that the body was due to vote today. It was not immediately known when a vote would be rescheduled. Some diplomats said today that, it had been delayed in a bid to win more support.
The draft resolution calls on the Myanmar military, which seized power in a coup in February this year, to end a state of emergency, stop all violence against peaceful protesters and respect the will of the people as expressed in the results of an election in November last year.
The United States, Britain and Canada yesterday imposed new sanctions targeting Myanmar’s junta. Only the U.N. Security Council can impose legally binding sanctions or an arms embargo.
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