US imposes fresh sanctions on Myanmar, targets jet fuel suppliers
“Burma’s military regime continues to inflict pain and suffering on its own people,” the Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian Nelson, said in the statement, using the Southeast Asian nation’s former name.
“The United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the people of Burma, and will continue to deny the military the material it uses to commit these atrocities.”
Myanmar’s embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Treasury targeted Myanmar military aviation fuel suppliers on Friday, imposing sanctions on Myanmar-based Asia Sun Group, Asia Sun Trading And Cargo Link Petroleum Logistics.
Also targeted were individuals and entities the Treasury said were associated with or have provided equipment to Myanmar’s military, including a close associate of the military regime leader and the associate’s companies, Star Sapphire Group of Companies and Star Sapphire Trading Company Limited.