More than 200 NGOs call on UN to impose Myanmar arms embargo

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    The threat of violence in Myanmar has international rights groups calling for action from the UN Security Council.

    A coalition of more than 200 non-governmental organisations wants a ban on weapons sales to the military.

    That is as opposition groups in Myanmar set up a “people’s defence force”, to protect civilians.

    But so far China and Russia have resisted calls for stronger action.

    Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from the UN headquarters in New York City.

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