USA asks Myanmar army to set free Aung Saan Sukyi
The United States has called on Myanmar's military to release all detainees, including National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and to honor the November election results.
The United States has expressed concern at the declaration of state of emergency in Myanmar and over the arrests of Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the ruling party. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden's national security adviser, has spoken out.
The United States has been alarmed by reports that Myanmar's military has taken steps to undermine the country's democratic transition including the arrest of the country's state councilor Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian officials. White House spokeswoman Jane Sosaki said President Biden had spoken out.
The United States has opposed any attempt to change the election results or impede Myanmar's democratic transition.
Meanwhile, Australian Foreign Minister Marisse Payne said they wanted the results to be respected and Suu Kyi to be released.
Earlier on Monday (February 1), the Myanmar army arrested NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Minn in a raid.