USA Investigators Prevent Attack Against Myanmar's UN Ambassador!
Two citizens from Myanmar are said to be planning an assassination attempt on their country's ambassador to the UN. It is still unclear whether they are affiliated with the local military junta.
The US prosecution accuses two Myanmar nationals of plotting an assassination attempt on their country's ambassador to the UNO. As senior investigators announced Friday, the two men wanted to force pro-democracy diplomat Kyaw Moe Tun to resign and kill him if he refused. The two suspects, aged 28 and 20, were arrested.
According to court documents, US officials received notification of assassination plots a few days ago. FBI representative Jacqueline Maguire said law enforcement then acted quickly to prevent the attack.
It was unclear whether the two men were affiliated with the military junta in Myanmar. In the Southeast Asian country, the military seized power in a coup in February. De facto Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested.
Myanmar's Ambassador to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Kyaw Moe Tun, supports the democracy movement in his country and positions himself against the military junta. He resisted the military rulers' invitation to resign. According to investigators, the assassination attempt on Kyaw Moe Tun was planned in Westchester County, north of New York, where the diplomat lives.
The military junta in Myanmar extended the state of emergency imposed after the coup for one and a half years until August 2023. After the coup, mass protests took place in Myanmar for weeks, where the security forces took drastic measures. According to activists, more than 900 people were killed.