US suspends trade pact with Myanmar after protesters killed

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday suspended a trade pact with Myanmar as it voiced outrage over the military junta’s killing of more than 100 democracy protesters over the weekend. The Trade and Investment Framework, which laid out ways to boost business but was not a fully-fledged deal, will remain suspended until democracy is restored, President Joe Biden’s administration said. “The United States strongly condemns the Burmese security forces’ brutal violence against civilians,” US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said, using Myanmar’s former name of Burma. “The killing of peac…

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