February 10th, local time, Biden said in a brief speech that in response to the situation in Myanmar, the United States is uniting regional allies to form an international response.
Biden also said that he would use the United Nations Human Rights Council to put pressure on Myanmar. Biden asked the Myanmar military to stop holding the seized power and immediately release the detainees, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Biden also officially announced that he would impose a series of sanctions on the Myanmar military, including restricting senior officials of the Myanmar military from accessing Myanmar government funds in the United States, and signing decrees to sanction Myanmar military leaders who plan a coup, including the commercial interests of relevant people and their families.
The first sanctions list is expected to be drawn up this week.
Biden also announced that he would use export restrictions to freeze financial support that will benefit the Myanmar government, but will ensure that the Burmese people will continue to receive U.S. support in areas such as public health.
Biden said that further measures would not be ruled out later, while calling for joint action by the international community.