White House has lifted sanctions on Myanmar following new civilian government
Q. The White House has lifted sanctions on which country in Sept 2016?- Published on 10 Oct 16
d. None of the above
ANSWER: None of the above
The White House indicated that Obama has signed an executive order lifting sanctions on 7th Oct, 2016. Myanmar’s new civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi also visited the Oval Office.
- Obama’s move marks the culmination of years of rapprochement between the US and Myanmar that Obama has worked to facilitate
- The Southeast Asian nation has pursued political reforms over the past give years following decades of oppressive military rile
- The US has also eased broad economic sanctions on Myanmar including prohibitions on investment and trade.
- The US has also retained more targeted restrictions on military owned companies as well as officials and associates of the former ruling junta