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U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Myanmar junta, targets governing body

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By Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed fresh sanctions on Myanmar’s junta, targeting the governing State Administrative Council (SAC) and 13 officials in the latest in a series of punitive actions following a military coup. The Southeast Asian country, also known as Burma, has been in crisis since the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government on Feb. 1, with near daily protests and a crackdown by the junta in which hundreds of people have been killed. The U.S. Treasury Department in statement accused the SAC, forme…

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