Reuters – Senior US diplomat. It said the Burmese junta was unlikely to be able to defeat the rebels fighting their rule. and should restore democracy after taking power last year
“The junta is losing ground. Their soldiers were losing heavily. I can’t see how they think they can win,” said US State Department adviser Derek Cholet.
Cholet also said the junta was being isolated not only at the international level. but also within the country itself The junta should stop fighting and return to democracy.
The junta overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government in February. 2021 and since then, the junta has used violent force and mass arrests to crack down on protests.
Civilians turn to armed combat against police and soldiers. Responding to the calls of light-armed rebels who want people to riot The military government has declared that the rebels are terrorists.
An army spokesman did not answer calls Reuters had contacted for comment on Cholet’s comments.
The U.S. ambassador is visiting Thailand, Singapore and Brunei to follow up after the U.S. summit. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last month.
In addition to the imposition of sanctions Washington is working with ASEAN and countries such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia on Myanmar, Cholet said, where he also expressed hope that China could be part of the solution in Myanmar as well.