Blinken calls for Myanmar to be held accountable

STORY: Speaking at a news conference in Bangkok during a tour of Asia, Blinken also called on members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to hold Myanmar's government accountable to a "five-point consensus" peace agreement.

ASEAN's nine members and Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing in April last year signed an agreement that included immediate cessation of violence and dialogue among all parties.

But Blinken said the U.S. continued to see repression and violence perpetrated against the Burmese people and "virtually the entire opposition in jail or in exile".

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