The Security Council of the United Nations (UN) had an emergency meeting on the Myanmar issue. The body expressed its concern that a civil war will be generated in the Asian nation. The organization’s emissary in former Burma warned of an “imminent bloodbath.”

The UN official in Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said there is an “unprecedented” risk of a “civil war.” The official called on the council to act and protect the civilian population. China rejected the imposition of sanctions against the military junta which carried out a coup in February.

The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, asserted that such sanctions “will only aggravate the tension and the confrontation.” At the meeting, the Beijing representative called “Return to a democratic transition in that country”. The official specified that “violence and bloodshed that does not benefit anyone.”

China stressed that sanctions should not be threatened, a position called for by other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. At the closed-door meeting, Schraner Burgener said that “The cruelty of the military is too serious”. In addition, he specified that “many armed ethnic organizations clearly express their opposition.”

The German wave It details that for the emissary this increases “the possibility of a civil war to an unprecedented level.” Christine Schraner urged the council to “consider all the means at its disposal to take collective action and do what is necessary, what the Burmese people deserve, to avoid a multidimensional catastrophe“.

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