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US Imposes Sanctions on Burmese Companies, Military Staff Officer

The United States has imposed sanctions on a military officer and three companies in Burma, also known as Myanmar, on accusations of involvement in banned arms dealings with North Korea. The Treasury Department announced the sanctions against Asia Metal Co. Ltd., Soe Min Htike Co. Ltd., and Excellence Mineral Manufacturing. Also named is Lt. Colonel Kyaw Nyunt Oo, a military staff officer. Asia Metal denies wrongdoing. Its general manager, Htein Lin, told VOA's Burmese service...

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