The UN Security Council will meet on the situation in Myanmar on Tuesday, Barbara Woodward, Britain’s permanent representative to the UN, said at a press conference.
Britain holds the U.N. Security Council presidency in February.
“We had originally planned to discuss Myanmar during the week. However, given the situation, we agreed that we would move the discussion to tomorrow,” Woodward said.
On the morning of Feb. 1, hours before the opening of the first session of the country’s new parliament elected in the Nov. 8 general election, the Myanmar military, which had previously accused the national election commission and the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party of rigging elections in favor of the NLD, arrested the country’s government leaders, including President Win Myint and state adviser (de facto prime minister) Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. At the same time, members of the government and senior government officials who were members of the NLD or affiliated with the ruling party were arrested.
The building of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Smolenskaya Street.
During the first half of Monday afternoon, provincial leaders and officials belonging to the NLD party were also arrested across the country.
On Monday afternoon, the military said it was fully and permanently committed to a multi-party democratic system and promised new fair and democratic elections “after the tasks of the state of the emergency period are completed.” The state of emergency regime in the country has been in place for one year.