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Plot against Myanmar fits into ‘troubling pattern’ of UN envoy, says US

NEW YORK: The US on Saturday denounced a failed plot to attack Myanmar’s UN ambassador in New York, saying it fits the “troubling pattern” of authoritarian leaders and their supporters who are threatening opponents around the world. trying to harass.

US officials said Friday that two Myanmar nationals have been arrested in Thailand for conspiring with an arms dealer – who sells weapons to Myanmar’s military – to kill or injure Myanmar’s UN ambassador. For.

Ambassador Kyaw Mo Tun, representing Myanmar’s elected civilian government that was overthrown by the military in February, told Reuters on Wednesday that threats had been made against him and that US officials had beefed up his security.

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The US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said on Saturday that the threat “fits the troubling pattern of authoritarian leaders and their supporters reaching around the world … or stand against them.”

Thomas-Greenfield cited Kristina Tsimanoushskaya, a Belarusian athlete who refused to return home from the Tokyo Olympics and sought asylum in Poland, and foiled a plot by several Iranians to kidnap a New York journalist and rights activist, who criticized Iran.

“These are only the most recent acts of international repression, and they must be met with world condemnation and full and definite accountability,” Thomas-Greenfield said in a statement.

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