The United Nations said on Tuesday that it has received two “contradictory” letters about Myanmar’s representative at the assembly as the junta pushed to suspend the envoy over his anti-coup statement. The move comes as domestic and international tensions rise over the military coup that ousted Myanmar’s elected leadership on February 1. “We are in a very unique situation we have not seen in a long time,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “We are trying to sort through all the legal, protocol and other implications.” The Aung San Suu Kyi-appointed Kyaw Moe Tun had pleaded with the UN to take “the strongest possible action from the international community” to defend democracy in his country. Watch video 02:19 Share Pressure mounts on Myanmar military Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3q7nd Pressure mounts on Myanmar military over crisis What did the letters say? Tun sent a letter on Monday to the General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir defending his position. He wrote that he was appointed by President Win Myint “who was then and remains the lawfully elected president of Myanmar.” “I wish, therefore, to confirm to you that I remain Myanmar’s permanent representative to the United… Read full this story
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