France says EU to impose sanctions on Myanmar junta’s economic interests

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the imposition of sanctions on Myanmar by the EU. — Reuters pic
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the imposition of sanctions on Myanmar by the EU. — Reuters pic

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PARIS, April 6 — France’s foreign minister said today the European Union would impose collective sanctions on the Myanmar military to target its economic entities.

“We are going to add economic sanctions at the level of the 27 (EU countries) ... against the economic entities linked to the army so that they (sanctions) can be applied very quickly,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers. — Reuters

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